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A language service for editing Markdown files.

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by Christian Soltenborn | March 05 2016

Exactly what I needed. It would be nice if the preview would jump to the actually edited area, and code (included in ``) isn't highlighted, but that's about all I'm missing.

by Maksim Volkau | January 26 2016

Exactly what I need to write md in vs without any non related bloat.

by dummlutz | December 16 2015

The preview page will not display correct if including other languages, such as Chinese, Japanese.

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

by Doug Domeny of Newforma | December 02 2013

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.

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  • doesn't appear to be working in my vs15upd2 install
    1 Posts | Last post April 19, 2016
    • 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?
  • Bug when the is a ) in a link
    1 Posts | Last post March 15, 2016
    • Example:
      [Some title](
  • UTF-8 Support
    1 Posts | Last post March 09, 2016
    • 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\">
      <meta charset="utf-8" />
      I guess that was a typo from typing to fast :D
  • Support for GitHub table markdown?
    1 Posts | Last post February 01, 2016
    • Would you consider adding support for GitHub table markdown?
  • Link color
    8 Posts | Last post December 29, 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.
    • Hi Noah,
      Any chance you could add the UserVisisble(true) property to the classifier format for markdown.url.inline?
    • 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.
  • Latest version - issues?
    2 Posts | Last post December 05, 2015
    • 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).
  • VS2015 support
    5 Posts | Last post November 29, 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.
    • Some pointers? :) Thanks!
  • 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.
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