Add native Markdown support
Markdown is known as best idea for project text files. For example most README files novadays are written in markdown.
Also default README.md could be possible added to project templates.
To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.
Anthony Hunter commented
I agree with Peter, it would be nice to have Visual Studio default to displaying the markdown file. To edit the file, there could be an edit button. Similar to what they have done in the VSO/TFS2015 Welcome page.
Having this would allow projects to create very useful readme docs for their team and code.
I would like to see a feature like this that lets us view the readme when either selecting the project node in visual studio or the tfs browser.
I don't think the web essentials markdown editor is good enough as it splits the screen. Would be better to have an edit mode switch.
Mads Kristensen commented
Support for .md files is a great idea.
Ian William James Halliday commented
Mike, Noah Richards wrote a VS Gallery extension for markdown support already: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0855e23e-4c4c-4c82-8b39-24ab5c5a7f79
He provided it as open source as well, so if it doesn't exactly meet your needs you could help improve it.
I do not know if it works in the VS 11 Beta.
Please please please do not do this.