A Visual Studio extension that allows you to write code and automate the IDE using MIDI musical instruments.
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Midichlorian

A Visual Studio extension that allows you to write code and automate the IDE using MIDI musical instruments.

See the details in my blog post: Programming on a Keyboard... a Piano Keyboard

Demo on YouTube

Visual Studio Gallery Page

How It Works

You configure the extension to perform certain tasks when the specified notes or chords are played on a MIDI device. These tasks may include entering text, performing builds, running unit tests, etc.

Screenshot from Visual Studio Options

The extension attaches to an active Code Editor window and starts listening to events from a MIDI device. Once the events are captured, the extension matches them against the profile and executes the mapped Visual Studio commands.

Credits

This extension uses midi-dot-net library by Tom Lokovic. In order to integrate it into a Visual Studio package, I had to create a custom-built strongly named version of the library.

Contributing

The master branch of Midichlorian is built using VS SDK 2013 and has been tested on Visual Studio 2013. Also, the project contains the vs2012 branch with a version of Midichlorian backported to VS SDK 2012. Since vs2012 will not introduce features specific only to VS 2012, it is often rebased on top of master.