Markdown Mode


A language service for editing Markdown files.

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by Alek Davis | October 20 2015

I'm not sure how this extension works. It does not change the layout of a markdown file (I assume 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, 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.

by Bill.Y | September 04 2015

This works quite well, with one small caveat.

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.

by kodekraft | August 18 2015

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.

by Zdenek Havlin | June 12 2015

Nicely highlights markup, only missing thing is lack of support of tables.

by bubibabubi | March 10 2015

i like this there toc plug in or function
my md file is too complicated

by Himura15 | January 23 2015

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.

by Quique Fdez Guerra | November 27 2014

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by p3p3pp3 | August 21 2014

Amazing !

by terwer | March 29 2014

Well done,Thank you,it helps me a lot.

by WhatIsHeDoing | January 23 2014

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks!

by Koray Balci | January 16 2014

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by Itai Bar-Haim | October 31 2013

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.

by mpicker0 | May 17 2013

Works right out of the box. No problems whatsoever. Thanks!

by Gregg B. Jensen | March 25 2013

This is a great tools for working with Markdown in Github. The only improvements I could see are table support and real-time updating instead of on save. Excellent work.

by subkamran | January 31 2013

Great but I really wish it have the option of calling GitHub to parse the markdown. Really love GH-flavored Markdown and the stylesheet. This is what Markdown Preview for Sublime Text allows and it rocks.

by jbuedel | January 30 2013

This extension is excellent. Installed flawlessly. The combination of syntax highlighting and live preview is killer. All my readme.txt's are getting converted to files today!

by John Calvert | January 23 2013

Great extension, easy to install and use, and rapid response from author when I needed help.

Would be useful for newbies to Markdown if the editor window integrated a link to online reference and/or had a basic style gallery picker.

by Edward D. Brey | December 06 2012

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  • VS2015 support
    4 Posts | Last post November 17, 2015
    • I just modified the extension.vsixmanifest file and it works great in VS2015. When will you update the version from here with that built-in?
    • Actually never mind. It looks like it regressed sometime recently in VS2015 builds.
    • Dang I can't make up my mind. It's fine. It works in VS2015.
    • Confirmed.  I edited the manifest and it works fine in 2015.
  • Please update to work with VS 2015
    1 Posts | Last post September 10, 2015
    • 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      : 
      9/10/2015 10:40:05 AM - 
      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)
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
  • How uninstall?
    1 Posts | Last post May 21, 2015
    • I need to uninstall this plug-in. I'm using VS 2015, however, I'm finding my edited files are duplicating lines and changing the format to garbled format. 
  • Nothing Happens
    2 Posts | Last post April 16, 2015
    • jxp
      I have Visual Studio 2013 Premium. I installed the extension and try to open na .md file but nothing happens. Looking at the Tools --> Options, there is no language "Markdown" or anything. There is also no Markdown template file to create from.
      What am I missing here?
      Thank you very much,
    • I was able to open the Preview window from View > Other Windows > Markdown Preview Window. After that I reopened the *.md file and it worked.
  • Visual Studio Online Default Auto-save
    1 Posts | Last post March 27, 2015
    • Does this extension support auto-saving & committing changes to the VSO Git repo like the in-page editor does?
  • Images not showing
    1 Posts | Last post March 03, 2015
    • Any reason the preview mode shows the text formatted, but images are not showing. The files preview fine in the web portal for VSO. 
  • VS 2012 "shell" not supported?
    4 Posts | Last post February 04, 2015
    • Hi, I tried to install this plugin but it won't.
      The installation log says the following:
      Supported Products :
      Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro Version : [10.0]
      Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro Version : [11.0]
      Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro Version : [12.0]
      VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
      The Help - About screen of Visual Studio reports I use the following version:
      Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Shell (Integrated)
      Version 11.0.50727.1 RTMREL
      Alas I can't upgrade (not even to Upgrade 4) since this VS version is tied to another third party product.
    • A bit more detailed info using the "copy info" button:
      Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Shell (Integrated)
      Version 11.0.50727.1 RTMREL
      Microsoft .NET Framework
      Version 4.5.51209
      Installed Version: IDE Standard
      I think it's because of the "standard" IDE instead of "Pro".
      May I ask what's the reason only "Pro" versions are supported?
    • It's not standard<->pro, it's the integrated shell part.
      You could try:
      1) Downloading the extension .vsix
      2) Renaming to .zip, unpacking
      3) Opening the extension.vsixmanifest file and changing Pro to IntegratedShell
      4) Re-packing in .zip, rename to .vsix, double-click to install in VS
      If that works, I can change the manifest on the store the next time I update the extension.
    • Great, many thanks! 
      That worked like a charm.
  • Link color
    6 Posts | Last post February 03, 2015
    • I can't find where to change link color. It's totally unteadable in dark theme. Somewhy, it is not and not
    • 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:
    • Thank you for sources. Now I can customize your plugin according to my needs.
    • The color I need is markdown.url.inline. It is not in the properties window for some reason.
    • 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.
  • Support for VS 2015?
    2 Posts | Last post December 03, 2014
    • Any chance we could get a version for VS 2015 preview?
    • I'll see if I can get to it in the next few weeks. I haven't booted up my windows VM in awhile, so it may take some time to just get set up.
      In the interim, if you had time, you could manually modify the vsix config to declare support for vs2015, and see if it still works. That's mostly what I do for each new version, unless there are incompatibilities.
  • Preview window relative image paths
    6 Posts | Last post October 09, 2014
    • When I make a reference to a relative file ![Link](Images/file.jpg) it is not rendering correctly. I'd like to keep my images and other files relative to the .mkd file I'm creating so I can create relative links. Is there a way to do this?
    • I would like to second Ilya's request for relative path images.
    • Github already supports relative links to pages and images. 
      It would be great to have relative links supported by this extension.
    • I have sent a pull request to Noah on GitHub with a fix today. Looking at the repo activity there are others that are working to fix this as well. I hope we will have an update some time soon :)
    • I see that this fix should be in version 2.6, but i can't make relative images to render in preview window.
    • Ok, i created a new file and there the images work, so no real problem here.
      Unfortunately i deleted the original file, so cannot analyze that anymore =(
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