Vim emulator plugin for Visual Studio 2010: VsVim

by Gregor Uhlenheuer on September 29, 2011

For all you vim fanatics who want to have vim-like editing experience in your Visual Studio, there is a great solution waiting for you: VsVim

VsVim is an open-source vim emulator plugin written by Jared Parsons and it intents to introduce basic vim functionality into the Visual Studio 2010 editor. This plugin greatly improves the working experience for all those folks who are used to the incredible editing power you gain when using vim.

The plugin is mainly programmed in F# and C# which makes it additionally interesting for me to follow the development. The source code is hosted on github and now as of version 1.1 it is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

Screenshot of VsVim
Screenshot of VsVim

So if you want to increase your programming productivity in Visual Studio, just give it a shot!


  1. Open your Visual Studio
  2. Go to Tools → Extensions Manager …
  3. Search for vsvim
  4. Choose Install and follow the instructions


This post is tagged with programming, .net and vim