VIM emulation layer for Visual Studio

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by AlexSep | Thu 5:35 AM

Exactly what I needed.

by FlyingToaster | January 22 2016

Really, truly great, and always improving!

by listeners | January 15 2016

Vim + IntelliSense

by Willie Tilton | January 08 2016

Increased productivity a lot. Awesome tool. Thanks Jared.

by Jonatan Cortes | January 07 2016

I am trying to get the most out of Vim, but being a .NET coder it was quite difficult.

VsVim is a must-have for .NET vimers.

by kaptux | January 04 2016

by PeterXiaoningWang | December 17 2015

I like this.

by malczu | December 15 2015

by Julio-Una | December 14 2015

For the vim user, this extension is just mandatory. I'm very grateful for the developer for putting up the effort and giving us this.

by Savva Surenkov | December 06 2015

by lokiey | December 01 2015

awesome.......kick ass.....amazing...

by Davi_d__ | November 04 2015

Have been using it for ~1 year, does what it promises to.

My complaint is that some VIM stuff plain does not work. But that being said, it is relatively complete and bug-free, and sure beats clickin' away everywhere with a mouse :).

by Ruud Borst | November 03 2015


by Robert Sojak | October 20 2015

by Seanfalloy | October 07 2015

Awesome Thanks! I was stuck in atmel studios 7 for a while without this until I figured out how to install and I completely forgot how ridiculous "normal" text editing is.

by Jm7777777 | September 28 2015

Great job.

by nick.karasev | September 26 2015

by da.i24 | September 19 2015

by gowland | September 17 2015

You can take the developer out of Linux, but you can't take the Linux out of the developer. This extension makes my coding time so much less frustrating. It has some gotchas, but the power and ease it gives are well worth it (hence the 5 stars).

I've got a full review here: http://www.readytorocksd.com/vsvim-review-30-days-with-visual-studio-extension-vsvim/

by SimonManeggio | September 04 2015

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  • Showing "CleverCr()" instead of enter when pressing enter
    3 Posts | Last post Fri 8:20 PM
    • Hi, 
      I installed vsvim right after installed VS 2015 community edition, it works great except a weird problem: in edit mode, any control button does not work. Instead, it appends some code at the cursor. For example, if I press "enter", it will not change to the next line, but appends "CleverCr()". Same thing happens for Esc and Backspace. Any ideas? Thank you!
    • Mostly likely there is a mapping in your vimrc file that tries to execute a function on enter.  VsVim reading the key mapping and issueing an error when it sees a function call (it doesn't support functions).  
      To work around this either add a _vsvimrc file for VsVim to use or disable normal vimrc loading (Tools -> Options -> VsVim -> VimRC File Loading).  
    • Thank you! It's weird that I installed everything by default but still got this error. I uninstalled the vsvim on Tuesday and installed it just now, and now it works no matter I choose using vimrc or not using vimrc. But it's good to know what's wrong with vsvim. Thanks again :)
  • How to hide the white bar below the edit area
    1 Posts | Last post January 28, 2016
    • It's a little ugly with a white bar in the dark theme.
      How to disable or hide it?
  • Visual Studio 2005
    2 Posts | Last post January 13, 2016
    • Hi, I love using vsvim but I have project that uses Visual Studio 2005. Is there a way to install it to that version?
    • Unfortunately there is no way to install VsVim into VS 2005.  The earliest supported version is VS 2010. 
  • TwinCAT 3 / Visual studio
    4 Posts | Last post January 13, 2016
    • Hi!
      I am using TwinCAT 3 at work. This is basically a visual studio plugin that makes sps programming possible in the vs environment. Out of the box vsvim doesn't seem to work with this, but I would love it it would - I think Beckhoff (the developer of twincat 3) seems to use modified components and I guess that is why vsvim doesn't integrate with it. do you think that it's possible to integrate it?
    • Can you elaborate a bit on what doesn't work in this scenario?
      When VsVim doesn't work with other extensions it's generally because we are competing for the same key strokes and the other extension is winning.  If that's the case here it's just about scheduling it so VsVim wins key strokes win appropriate and defers to the other extension when not. 
    • I believe that Vsvim doesn't recognize the editor component, because this component is changed by twincat itself too. so even the statusbar of vivim isn't visible
    • Hi, I love using vsvim but I have project that uses Visual Studio 2005. Is there a way to install it to that version?
  • Atmel Studio 7.0
    16 Posts | Last post December 18, 2015
    • Atmel Studio 7.0 released and I modified the manifest file to include:
      <IsolatedShell Version="7.0">AtmelStudio</IsolatedShell> 
      The package did not load because it did not find the product. What am I missing?
    • That should be sufficient.  You should only need to add that entry, rebuild VsVim.sln and the resulting VsVim.vsix file should be loadable.  Is a specific error message given? 
    • The following is part of the log. I can see that it recognize AtmelStudio but not 7.0 version. I should mention I have Atmel Studio 6.2 which installs fine. I remove AtmelStudio 6.2 from the manifest to force extension to install to 7.0.
      10/2/2015 3:37:12 PM - Found installed product - AtmelStudio
      10/2/2015 3:37:12 PM - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
    • They must have changed their identifier scheme.  Do you have any extensions that do work on 7.0?  If so can you point me towards them?  
    • I looked at the other extension manifest that are native to AS7. They called out the same identifier stated in my first post. 
    • Made the above changes to the manifest and could not install by "double click" however the linux guy in me came out and attempted through cmd and it worked. Have not played much with it to find out if its buggy or not but it installed and "<ESC>:w" works!
    • for those who are not used to the command prompt the command was 
      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\VSIXInstaller.exe" VsVim.vsix 
      Make sure you are in the folder that VsVim.vsix is in or else put the full path to the file in quotes where VsVim.vsix 
      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\VSIXInstaller.exe" "C:\Users\user\Documents\VsVim.vsix"  
    • Sorry for the multi post but I just tried through the command prompt and found that the version of VSIXInstaller.exe from Studio 10 (which was the last one that I have installed) did not work properly it is possible that you need to use the latest version of the VSIXInstaller.exe (see last post)
      Thanks to the dev for all your work on this essential extension
    • Command line works!! The default program to open vsix is "Microsoft Visual Studio Version Selector", that program probably did not select the correct installer.  I wanted to try the different versions of VSIXInstaller.exe installed on my system. I could not find where VSIXInstaller for 9.0 but the other seem to work.  Thank you Jared and Sean.  
    • Agree.
      I cloned a repository VsVim(https://github.com/jaredpar/VsVim.git).
      Add to file source.rxtension.vsixmanifest line:
       <IsolatedShell Version="7.0">AtmelStudio</IsolatedShell> 
      I build the project and install the VsVim.vsix file from the command 
      line as recommended by Seanfalloy.
      ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\VSIXInstaller.exe" VsVim.vsix )
      Addon works in AS7.0.
      Thank you Jared and changjx and Seanfalloy.
    • Can anyone provide the vsix built with atmel studio 7.0 manifest for those of us unable to build it?
    • Try this build  https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/vr148c59ngwny3ma/artifacts/VsVim.vsix
    • Jared - this worked perfectly using the command line installation procedure. Thanks a bunch - pk
    • I've looked thru this whole discussion and can't get VSvim to work in Studio 7. Followed the cmd line method and it executed and then said it was already installed in all applicable programs. Looked thru all menu's and selections and see no way to activate it. tried Ctrl-Shift F12 and that has no affect either. have reset both Studio 7 and computer several times. What is the "manifest" file mentioned in one of the posts. is there an entry still required there and then re-run the installer?
    • @123monty have you tried this link? 
      That build has been successfully installed on Atmel Studio 7 by a few users. 
    • Ran it and it says installed OK and to close all instances. Do that and nothing happens. tried the ctrl shift f12 no difference. in general Atmel studio 7 is a large disappointment on many levels, this being only one. I'm guessing the problem lies with studio 7 it has so many other bugs its hilarious.
  • Any plan to support MS Blend for VS
    2 Posts | Last post October 31, 2015
    • I tried to install VsVim on Blend 2015 and the module reported that is not supported for this application. Love VsVim in VS, would like to use it in Blend too.
    • Unfortunately Blend doesn't support 3rd party extensions at the moment.  The minute it does though, VsVim will be there.  
  • version 2.0 Can not change <C-k>
    1 Posts | Last post October 14, 2015
    • This plugin is great, version 1.8 can set <C-k>5k, but now it doesn't work, I also changed Keybord setting to Handled by VsVim. plz help, thank you.
  • Is <C-r>= supported?
    6 Posts | Last post October 01, 2015
    • In version 2.0.1 on VS 2010 with Resharper 8, pressing <C-r> while in insert mode shows the quotation mark appropriately, but as soon as I press "=" the quotation mark disappears and I am unable to insert the contents of whatever variable I'm trying to insert. 
      For instance, the following will not work: 
      :let i = 0 
    • Right now <CR> is supported in insert mode for registers but not for general expressions (what = invokes).  
    • Thanks for the reply. Any inclination towards implementing it? It makes writing repetitive SQL a lot easier. 
    • The biggest cost is implementing expression support.  I have *very* basic expression support working in VsVim.  Not quite enough to hook into functionality such as this.  I've looked into it a few times and unfortunately the cost for doing so is pretty high.  I still have inclinations of doing it though.  Juts a matter of finding the time :( 
    • I hear ya, well thanks for taking the time to explain anyways. Can't express how much I appreciate what you've already implemented. 
    • Atmel Studio 7.0 released and I modified the manifest file to include:
      <IsolatedShell Version="7.0">AtmelStudio</IsolatedShell> 
      The package did not load because it did not find the product. What am I missing? 
  • navigation with ctrl w
    2 Posts | Last post August 26, 2015
    • Hi, 
      I am using the vsvim usefully due to you. ctrl w h and ctrl w L commands works well in the split windows. However, When a file is opened with two vertical window (a.c:1, a.c:2), ctrl w L (go to right window) commad work, but ctrl w H (go to left window) command does not work. Of course, when the different files are open with two vertical window, that command works well. I am using the visual studio 2013. Would please check the case?
      best regards
    • Navigation between vertical windows is unsupported at the moment.  Looking into adding it. 
  • vim-multiple-cursors
    1 Posts | Last post August 26, 2015
    • is there any plane to support vim-mutiple-cursors (add-in of the vim) ?
      That supports sublime text editor style multiple selections. 
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