MarkPad - a visual Markdown editor (inspired by the Downmarker project)
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This codebase contains the DownmarkerWPF project, by Code52

About DownmarkerWPF

MarkPad (formerly known as DownmarkerWPF) is an editor for Markdown - a widely used syntax for formatting plain text to convert to blogs, comments, and in other places like on Stack Overflow.

Our aim is to create a useably, stylish new version of the project utilising Microsoft's WPF technology to provide a fresh UI for creating files that we can use to create blog posts for this, and other blogs using Markdown.


Nightly | Stable

Updates will be installed directly through MarkPad.


  • Windows 7 (please provide feedback if you encounter issues with Vista, XP or Windows 8)
  • .NET Framework 4.0 (should install if you don't already have it on your machine)

Tools required to develop

  • Visual Studio
  • WiX - to generate the installer (optional)
  • 7-Zip - to generate a zip version of the tool (optional)


If you want to contribute to the project, check out the Issues tab.

You can:

  • Raise an issue
  • Suggest a feature for the application

Feeling like writing some code? Why not take the next step:

  • Fork the repository
  • Make the changes to the codebase
  • Send a pull request once you're happy with it

The team will then review the changes, discuss if anything needs to be addressed, and integrate your changes back into the application.