Editing Markdown in Visual Studio Code
If you have Visual Studio Code then you have a built in Markdown editor …
What is Markdown?
Markdown is a markup language written in plain text that can be transformed to HTML. It’s often used on forums and chat sites to write formatted responses. It’s also the markup language of choice for README files and documentation in software projects, primarily influenced by the popularity of GitHub, who created their own version of Markdown: GitHub Flavoured Markdown.
Editing Markdown Files
Create a Markdown file and open it in Visual Studio Code. Do do this from Powershell run:
To see a preview of your Markdown press
To edit with the preview side by side press
Ctrl+K V. The preview will be kept in sync with the edited version:
Coupled with Zen mode -
Ctrl+K Z (use
Esc Esc to exit) - you have an excellent Markdown editor right in front of you - completely free!
If you need spellchecking then take a look at the Code Spell Checker plugin. It works with a variety of languages, not just Markdown.