In response to the large number of requests, the Editor team added Emacs and Brief emulations in Visual Studio 2005. These features are available in the Beta 1 but it is not obvious how to turn them on in the Beta. We are working on fixing this for Beta 2 but in the meantime here’s the best way to try out the emulations.
- Go to Tools Options and select the keyboard node underneath Environment.
- Select either Emacs or Brief from the Keyboard mapping scheme.
- Go to the General node underneath Text Editor and change the Editor Emulation from Standard VS Editor to Emacs or Brief Emulation
- Click OK
If you switch out of the emulations make sure you change the editor emulation back to Standard VS Editor or you may get some unusual text editing behaviour.