The Markdown language is an easy way to add formatting, like headers, bold, bulleted lists, and so on, to plain text.
If you want to learn about the markdown syntax you can do so here: https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/.
The following will show you how to use VS Code’s built-in markdown previewer with your own images and code blocks.
This is a little bit more work than if I just used the markdown from the above link to show how this works but I wanted to use my own images and code blocks :).
Markdown is a markup language that is widely used in the developer community. It allows you to write content with relative ease, and then converts it to HTML for publishing. It’s an essential tool for any developer who wants to publish their own blog posts, documentation or README files for their code.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to use Markdown with VS Code; this will include how to create and preview Markdown files, as well as how to use Markdown within VS Code itself.
By the end of this tutorial you will have a basic understanding of what Markdown is, be able to write your own Markdown documents and preview them using VS Code.
What Is Markdown?
Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.
Why Use Markdown?
Markdown was created by John Gruber in 2004 as a way to write in an easy-to-read format that can be converted into HTML. Markdown uses simple symbols like * and
If you are using VS Code and want to learn how to use Markdown, look no further. In this post, I will show you everything that you need to know about using Markdown with VS Code.
We will also look at the built-in markdown preview, which allows you to see an instant preview of your markdown as you type.
If you want to learn more about Markdown and how it can be used with VS Code, here are a few resources:
Markdown Cheat Sheet – You can visit this page if you need a quick reference on how to use some of the syntax in Markdown.
How To Write Markdown – You can read this blog if you want to learn more about how Markdown works.
GitHub Guide – If you do not like the standard syntax of Markdown, GitHub has their own flavor of it which they call GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM). This guide covers everything that is different from the default.
This blog post is a complete guide to using markdown effectively.