VIM emulation layer for Visual Studio

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by David_GrillMaster2000 | May 10 2016

Love this extension, getting better every-time I update and using everyday. Does not have ALL VIM features, but most of the basic navigation, recording, etc.


by mood_zyx | May 08 2016

love it!!!! : )

by Robdobs | April 22 2016

by orlandow | April 16 2016

by Erdem Bircan | April 08 2016

Thank you.

by hwaki | April 06 2016

Thank you!

by alias65536 | April 01 2016

Simply fantastic, this was the plugin that actually made it feasible for me to learn Vim while still remaining productive, and my editing has been made easier and quicker by it; I almost never have to use the mouse. The navigation features (combined with Visual Studio's Ctrl-,) makes for a pretty good workflow. Thanks so much for your work, VsVim (and Vim) is fantastic.

by Julien Couvreur | March 23 2016

Great extension. Below is my vsvimrc file.
It includes bindings for various windows (output, immediate, etc), folding code, navigating code, setting bookmarks and breakpoints, etc.


by Jon Hamm | March 15 2016

I use this on a daily basis. I am amazed by how much functionality of vim has been replicated!

by Ridderholt | March 08 2016

by DocLovepeace | February 26 2016

As a long time Vimaniac I have always waited for something like that.
Very good work!

by Gon Solo | February 13 2016

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 16 2015

I like this.

by malczu | December 15 2015

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  • 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. 
  • 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.
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