VsVim Update Released (Version 0.5.3)

I just released an update to VsVim for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2.  This should be available shortly from the extension manager in Visual Studio or it can be downloaded directly at the following link

Link: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/59ca71b3-a4a3-46ca-8fe1-0e90e3f79329


  • Normal Mode Block Cursor

    This removes the red cursor in favor of a Vim block style cursor for normal mode. This is implemented as a simple adornment in the editor and in the end required much less work than I anticipated (also allowed the removal of a lot of hacky code).  Thanks a lot to Noah for helping me out here.

  • Basic range support in command mode.

    Currently limited to line number ranges, % and . (current line)

  • Command Mode Infrastructure Changes

    This infrastructure change allowed my to correctly implement the few command mode commands I previously supported and laid the ground work for quick support of new commands

  • New Normal Mode Commands: gJ

This release is small on features and ordinarily wouldn’t qualify for an update.  But the cursor change was so pleasant for myself that I decided to release a quick update just for that. 

What’s Next?

  • Add command mode support for all normal mode commands that have a command mode equivalent
  • Resolve normal mode edits around a selection.  Currently selection is ignored and it produces unexpected behavior. 
  • More normal mode commands: In particular, Delete, gt, gT, global mark navigation
  • Lifetime issues around buffers and Vim’s internal object model
  • Navigation in a buffer which contains multiple font sizes

The usual caveats and expectations

This extension is being released by me, not by Microsoft.  As such the support level for this extension is equivalent to the amount of free time I have to put into it.