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Lightweight Notepad++ plugin to preview Markdown files
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Plugin to preview Markdown files in Notepad++

  • lightweight plugin to preview markdown within Notepad++
  • displaying rendered markdown html with embedded IE11

Current Version

The current version is 0.5.0 it can be found here

Used libs and icons

Using Markdig v 0.16.0 by xoofx -

Using NotepadPlusPlusPluginPack.Net by kbilsted -

Using Markdown style github-markdown-css by sindresorhus -

Using portions of nea's MarkdownViewerPlusPlus Plugin code -

Using the Markdown icon by dcurtis -


  • .NET 4.5 or higher


Installation over Notepad++

The plugin can be installed over the integrated Notepad++ "Plugin Admin..".

Manual Installation

Create the folder "NppMarkdownPanel" in your Notepad++ plugin folder (e.g. "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins") and extract the appropriate zip (x86 or x64) to it.

It should look like this:



After the installation you will find a small purple markdown icon in your toolbar. Just click it to show the markdown preview. Click again to hide the preview. Thats all you need to do ;)


Version History

Version 0.5.0

  • change zoomlevel for the preview in settings dialog
  • change css file for the markdown style
  • the new settings are persistent
  • open settings dialog: Plugins-> NppMarkdownPanel -> Edit Settings npp-settings

Version 0.4.0

  • switched from CommonMark.Net to markdig rendering library

Version 0.3.0

  • synchronize viewer with caret position

Version 0.2.0

  • Initial release

Feature - Synchronize viewer with caret position



This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.txt file for details

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