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Add native Markdown support

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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/.

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  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Markdown extension needs a lot of work.
    - Text and formatting layout toolbars are non-functional
    - can't edit in the "preview" pane
    - no table designer
    - no link management so if I move a file all links are broken

    The hope of a proper editor would be that I'd never have to see the markdown junk and that I'd have a normal toolbar for formatting and layout, and an auto-update for when I rename or move files and folders.

  • Drew Noakes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mads, your extension works very well. Thank you. Seems like it should be installed by default.

  • Andy Lewis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Content groups across Microsoft are moving to Markdown. VS has great Git support and lots of other tools that can provide writers with some of the same productivity benefits that engineers enjoy. We empower customers with both code and content. Content is just another kind of code, parsed by humans (and also machines to help build the content).

  • Anthony Hunter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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