<re-published from my old blog>
Some time back I got thinking... everytime I start reading mails in the C# discussion alias at my company or Eric Lippert's explanations of why the supposedly peculiar behaviour is in fact logical... the first thing I do is open up my very extensively used "ExperimentalConsoleApplication" solution in Visual Studio, comment out the existing main function in the console app project for future reference and start writing a new one... and it is kind of a pain to do this.. so I thought that it's time to get it automated.. so I wrote a snippet to do that for me.
Below is the code for that: -
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Description>Code snippet for 'Main' function</Description>
<Author>Alvaro Rahul Dias</Author>
<ToolTip>Code in main method</ToolTip>
<Code Language="csharp"><![CDATA[ public class MyClass
public static void Main()
Most of the fields above are self explanatory. I'll explain a few important ones.
The <Shortcut> tag specifies what you need to type in VS to use this snippet.
<SnippetTypes> - where you can use this snippet, Expansion, Surround With or both.
<Code Language="csharp"> - the actual code to be inserted
Interesting thing to note is that all the variable items are marked with $ signs. The $selected$ attribute signifies where the selected code should go in case you use this code as a sorround with snippet.
The $end$ attribute signifies where the cursor should go once you're finished with the snippet.
Hope the above helps in your coding adventures.