VIM emulation layer for Visual Studio

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by Gon Solo | at 7:28 PM

Perfect! :)

by AlexSep | February 04 2016

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/

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  • one small issue after disable vsvim
    2 Posts | Last post August 19, 2015
    • Hi JaredPar,
      After disable vsvim using C+S+F12.
      I found that if I click one the line close to top or the bottom.
      The screen will scroll automatically to set the line which I clicked to the center of the screen. Which is not the original behavior of visual studio.
      I am wondering how to disable this behavior.
      I am using vs10.
    • Hi Jared,
      It is my fault, I have load a vimrc which cause the issue.
  • Column selection + insert mode
    3 Posts | Last post August 17, 2015
    • Hi 
      Is there a way to make inserting text possible with vsvim enabled with column selections? 
      If I select a column of text (using alt-shift - Edit.LineDownExtendColumn) when in command mode I can press e.g. x to delete characters from each line selected in the column. 
      If I want to insert text,  it doesn't work - entering insert mode loses the column selection, or starting in insert mode and selecting columns returns me to command mode.
      Is there a way to make this work please ?
    • You should be able to do vim column insert by using Shift+i from a column selection.  This will transition to insert mode on the top column, and once insert mode is exitted it will repeat the edit to every column. 
    • thanks - that does work - I'm just used to seeing the edits happen in real-time (a la Sublime or VS)
  • turn on/off vsvim without restart?
    3 Posts | Last post August 13, 2015
    • Hi 
      I am wondering if I could turn on/off vsvim without restart?
      Currently if I want to switch to original editor, I have to restart visual 
      studio, then if I want to use vsvim, I need to restart again.
    • Yes.  If you use Ctrl+Shift+F12 this will put VsVim into disabled mode (same key combination will re-enable it).  In disabled mode VsVim acts like it is uninstalled and won't intercept any keystrokes. 
    • Thanks JaredPar! That's so cool!!!
  • Saving marks.
    4 Posts | Last post August 03, 2015
    • Hi.
      I can't find feature, which would let me to save the marks, when i close visual studio (2013). 
      That is, in one session of using VS, marks works fine, but when i close studio and open it again, marks is erased.
    • Hey NoviceF,
      That feature isn't implemented right now.  I've thought of saving marks and a few other items on close but just haven't seen a strong demand for the feature.  It's something I will consider for a future release.  
    • Thanks for answer.
    • I desperately want this feature implemented, since my programs are very large and I work on many parts of them at a given time being able to jump around from code block to code block with preset marks is a must-have. Without it this extension is useful, but not essential.
  • Tag Blocks don't work in 2010
    2 Posts | Last post July 19, 2015
    • Hi I'm using VS2010 SP1 and tag blocks don't seem to work for me. Any *it command doesn't seem to apply. Is there a setting I'm supposed to enable or something I'm supposed to write into my vimrc file?
    • Tag blocks should work and don't need any setting to function.  Can you give an example of the source that it's not working on?  It's possible there is just a bug that needs to be fixed. 
  • Atmel Studio Support
    6 Posts | Last post May 29, 2015
    • Hello,
      I've been using your extension for a while in both visual studio and atmel studio with great success.  Thanks for putting this tool out there!
      Recently Atmel Studio has been updated to version 6.2.1563 and vsvim no longer shows up in the extension manager search.
      Is there any way to install vsvim manually?  Do you plan on supporting Atmel Studio?  
      Without this plugin my productivity has diminished at least 43%.
      Thanks again.
    • I didn't realize it had stopped working for Atmel Studio.  I will look at getting that fixed. 
      In the meantime though the latest VsVim should work fine for Atmel.  Try downloading it from here and double clicking on the file.  It should self install into Atmel Studio. 
    • When I run the VSIX Installer the only products that come up are
      *Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Shell - Integrated Mode
      *Microsoft Visual Studio Professional - 2013
      Unfortunately it does not find the Atmel Studio Installation.
    • Ah it looks like they had a version number change.  I need to update my manifest in order to support that.  Will only take a few minutes.  
    • The link I provided earlier is now updated with a version that should install into Atmel 6.2.  I also updated the version of VsVim in the official Atmel Studio gallery.  It usually takes them a few days to verify the new uploads but once that completes it should show up directly in the extension manager again.  
    • Hi Jared,
      I installed using the provided link and I'm up and running again.
  • Ctrl+W support to navigate between split windows
    2 Posts | Last post May 13, 2015
    • Hi,
      I am unable to use Ctrl+W functionality of Vim to move between Split windows. It's an important one and I really need it for code browsing.
      Is there a way to get this functionality?
    • What version of Visual Studio are you using?  The Ctrl+W,h and L commands should work fine on 2010-2013.  The 2015 support will be present in the next version. 
  • Incompatible with VS 2015 RC Community Edition?
    2 Posts | Last post May 08, 2015
    • I just installed VsVim into the new VS2015 RC Community.
      After a restart the familiar vim interface failed to show up.
      When I went to the setting there was a node for VsVim but it only shows an error saying the plugin could not be loaded.
      Is something wrong with my setup or is this a general issue with this version of VS?
    • That should work.  I'm running VsVim on VS2015 RC Community on my laptop and haven't run into this issue.
      Have you tried uninstalling / reinstalling VsVim? 
  • c2ib and v2aB
    3 Posts | Last post May 04, 2015
    • Are secondary bracket movements supported such as c2ib and v2aB?  These commands don't seem to be working for me.
    • The `ib` and `aB` motions are implemented.  But they are two of the lesser tested motions hence it's possible there is a bug here.  Is there a particular scenario that isn't working that you could show me?  
    • Thank you for the prompt reply.  I've sent you an email explaining the use case in more detail.
  • Revert B/F color when cursor blink
    1 Posts | Last post April 24, 2015
    • Nice job!. But is that possible to revert the back/forecolor when cursor blink under normal mode. It really hard to recognize the character under cursor. I try :set guicursor. Seems no that option in VsVim. I use VS2010
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