My attempt at a markdown editor for windows
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Latest commit 00a5929 Jun 11, 2017
mike-ward Dev (#244)
* VS like selection style for editor
Signed-off-by: Konstantin Gawrilyako <>
* update packages, remove browser unload code, move to vs2017
* update packages
* move to .net 4.7, update get/setter styles
* fix out of range crash
* fix out of range crash
* fix file in use crash
* fix some crash reports
* add github cmark for for future consideration
* update pandoc, mess around with cmark-gfm

Markdown Edit

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Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop Markdown editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts. There is no main menu, status bar, tabbed windows or other distractions.

Mission Statement, Roadmap and Contributor Guidelines

Windows 7 - You're welcome to install MDE on Windows 7 but it's not supported. Some users have reported a font issue. The issue is cosmetic (some icons appear as blank squares). Read more and link to new font.

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  • Display Equation Markup
  • Drag and Drop image uploads
  • Document Formatting. Make your Markdown beautiful
  • Syntax highlighting editor
  • Side-by-side HTML preview
  • Quickly show/hide preview
  • Export to Word and PDF
  • Smart link pasting
  • CommonMark standard Markdown engine
  • GitHub Flavored Markdown
  • User preferences stored in a text file for easy sharing
  • Full screen covers task-bar (optional)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic, headers, lists, block quotes, etc.
  • User defined snippets improve the speed and proficiency of writing documents.
  • Modern UI look and feel
  • Not a Windows Store App
  • Synchronized scrolling
  • User settable fonts, colors, themes
  • User defined style sheets
  • As you type spell checking
  • Paste Special replaces Microsoft Word's smart quotes/hyphens/etc. with plain text equivalents
  • Quickly open recent files
  • Quickly change themes
  • Word Count
  • Auto Save
  • Select previous/next header
  • Highlight current line
  • Open Source
  • MIT License

Markdown Edit's help has a more complete list of features/shortcuts

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