This is a really good extension that I now use frequently. All of my projects contain .md files which is handy. My only wish list would be to include more color customization (preview window) or even better with a css stylesheet.
I'm not sure how this extension works. It does not change the layout of a markdown file (I assume README.md is supposed to be treated as markdown). When I click the View - Markdown Preview option, the windows displays the message: "Open a markdown file to see a preview." Well, README.md is the only file I have open in the IDE. Frustrating.
UPDATE: Okay, saw someone else's review suggesting to re-open an MD file. This seems to do the trick, so bumping up the review.
If you have .md file open while installing the extension, it does not seem to recognize the already open .md files and appear to do nothing. I had to close and reopen the .md file for options to appear.
After more than half an hour of trying to get anything to happen at all, no success. After much digging I found a new menu option under View|Other Windows|Markdown, but the window that appears is blank even when editing a markdown file.
I uninstalled it after about an hour of wasted time.
Please make the annoying panel at the top disablable! I need only highlighting from this plugin because we use extended md with html together and the rendereing mechanism is complicated. Your plugin will be great if you add more customizations. I promise to change my mark to 5 when you implement this simple suggestion. And do something with the link color.
Works pretty good. The only drawbacks are image support (no relative path makes it impossible to store images on source control) and links opening in the preview window, instead of the default system browser or at least a new VS panel.
Hello, can you update the manifest, etc. to make this work with Visual Studio 2015?
It won't install as per below. Thanks!
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - References :
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9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Searching for applicable products...
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated)
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - Global Location
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - ssms
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - Found installed product - ssms
9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall(Boolean isRepairSupported)
I applied this extension previously to various vs15upd1 24720 installs and it worked fine.
I just applied it to a couple of vs15upd2 25123 installs and it doesn't appear to be presenting the toolbar when I open a *.md file that allows me to preview markdown in sideXside or floating window view.
Is it know to work with vs15upd2 installs and if so am I perhaps missing some configuration step or UI element to get that toolbar back when viewing *.md file in ide?
I was wondering why some languages did not display well in preview, although you have the utf-8 tag in your default HTML template. on second sight i found the mistake you made. It is dead simple, since there is an escape before the last quotation mark, utf-8 is not interpreted correctly. So you need to change:
<meta charset="utf-8" />
I guess that was a typo from typing to fast :D
If it isn't markdown.url.inline, it could also be visual studio's URL highlighting. I forget what that one is called, and I don't have VS handy.
Here's the full set of declared markdown formats, if that's helpful:
I've managed to compile the extension with .NET 4.5, but it crashes when a markdown file is loaded... In fact, I have never worked with VS extensions before and even don't know how to build targeting 4.0 at VS2013...
It probably doesn't show up because I didn't give it a UserVisible(true). I don't remember if I did that on purpose or not. Sorry :(
Not sure about why it would crash in VS2013 when you rebuild it. Debugger may help to figure out what the problem is.
I can definitely do that. Can you also check locally to make sure that works correctly (you see it, and changing it actually affects the text color)? I have some hazy memory about not making it visible because the VS url highlighter color would win.
I just got auto-updated to v2.7 - a shock first thing in the morning when I see the new extra-large text size. Managed to CTRL-mouse wheel zoom but that shrinks the images as well. Maybe I didn't find the magic buttons?
But biggest problem is it now reloads the page with every edit of the source code so you have to continually scroll down to see the results. I've uninstalled and gone back to v2.5 using VSIX and disabled auto-update.
Was that from changes in 2.6 or 2.7? I'm trying to figure out which changes modified the preview pane update. I thought it has always updated on source changes (after a certain period of typing inactivity), so is it just happening more often? Or in a case where it wasn't updating at all before?
Font size is probably from this change's css updates:
Looks like it made the default 16px. I'd be fine changing it to something smaller, though I didn't notice it being obviously bad (it's larger than the old text, but it didn't seem ridiculous; the old text was probably overly tiny).