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Vimderbar

(a play on the German word wunderbar) is an extension meant to bring vim-like functionality to Brackets.

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All of the Vim keymapping is from CodeMirror's keymap/vim.js.

Installing Vimderbar

  1. In the Brackets menu bar, choose File > Extension Manager... (or click on the "brick" icon in the sidebar to the right).
  2. Click the Available tab and search for Vimderbar. Click Install.
  3. Enable Vimderbar via the Brackets menu with View > Enable Vimderbar.

Configuration

Keybindings

  • Add custom keybindings in Brackets preferences with vimderbar.mappings: [maps]
    • format of map: {"keys": "", "toKeys": "", "mode": ""}
    • mode is one of insert, visual, normal

Command Mode History

  • Default history is per-project, enable common history in Brackets preferences with vimderbar.commonHistory: true

Switch Panes Override

  • Bind "view.toggleActivePane" in your overrides keymap.json to switch panes

Features

  • :vs, :sp and :on hook Brackets split screen functionality.
  • Basic vim keybindings (hjkl, yy, dd, p, P, o, O, gg, G, etc).
  • Very basic : commands. :w saves, :q closes the document or the inline editor in focus, and :e opens the "Navigate > Quick Open" menu.
  • :bp and :bn implemented for open files, but Document order is different than what is shown in Working Files (uses)
  • Inline editor support, Esc closes inline editor when in Normal mode.
  • Use :clearHistory to reset current history.

Limitations

  • Command Mode doesn't support chained commands (no :wq).
  • Can't perform complex commands (like :1,8d).

License

See LICENSE.txt

Changelog

0.11.1

  • Changed switch pane to use Brackets keymap

0.11.0

  • Added binding for switching active pane in split mode
    • Overrides default File->Close shortcut

0.10.0

  • Replaced vimderbar.extraKeys in preferences with vimderbar.mappings
    • Now uses CodeMirror.Vim.map() for key mappings

0.9.0

  • Now restricts code hinting to input mode (Issue #41)

0.8.1

  • Fix macro functionality, openDialog now handles entering macro mode (Issue #38)

0.8.0

  • Fix esc key handling code to work with Brackets 1.2 preview (Issue #36)
  • Reorganize modules and file tree
  • Refactor event handling and initialization
  • Fix deprecated event syntax

0.7.2

  • Removed some bad console output
  • Cleanup README

0.7.1

  • Changed Vimderbar enable command to 'view.enableVimderbar'
  • Cleaned up enable/disable logic and editor switching logic
  • Added css to override CodeMirror default colors

Contributing

Please do, by all means, hack on this extension and send me PRs. For coding conventions, review the Brackets Coding Conventions.

Thanks!