What are Code Snippets ?
These are saved as XML files and become available in the IDE when you right click in the Code Editor and select Insert Snippet.
Both Visual Basic and VSTO ship with a number of built-in code snippets.
SS = xml file example
Built-in Code Snippets
Visual Studio comes with a number of pre-installed code snippets
|TryC||Try Catch EndTry|
|TryCF||Try Catch Finally EndTry|
|TryF||Try Finally EndTry|
Inserting Code Snippets
There are a number of ways you can insert a code snippet into the editor.
1) Right click the Code Editor and select Insert Snippet
2) Type the shortcut name and press Tab
3) Start typing the first few letters of the shortcut name followed by a question mark and then press Tab to display a drop-down list of available code snippets
Creating your own Code Snippets
You can create your own by creating an XML file and saving it with the .snippet file extension.
Visual Basic Snippet Editor
Code Snippet Editor
Can be downloaded from CodePlex
Add arguments and parameters
saved in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VB\Snippets\1033\ .snippet
Intellisense code snippets ??
Code Snippets Manager
(Tools > Code Snippets Manager)
This can be used to add your code snippets to the code snippets folder list.
choose the language at the top
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