Did you know… Visual Studio 2005 support for Code Snippets

One of the big new features of the Visual Studio 2005 release for the Editor team and for the language teams is Code Snippets. 

To use code snippets in the editor, bring up the context menu and choose “Insert Snippet” or "Surrounds With" depending on language.

To manage code snippets in the editor, go to Tools – Code Snippet Manager.

More info on Code Snippets can be found at
Code Snippet – Schema Description
Code Snippets – a way to be more efficient in writing code

Let me know if you have any questions about code snippets.  More tips about code snippet coming soon.

Happy Editing!

Comments (2)

  1. Jason says:

    Can Code Snippets be stored on a file server so other team members can access them?

  2. saraford says:

    Hi Jason,

    Yep, just put the snippets out on a share. Then in Tools – Code Snippet Manager, press the Add button and give it the UNC share.

    Then you can go to Tools – Import Export Settings, Export, and choose just to export just the Code Snippet Locations to a file. Then send out that .vssettings file to those on your team.



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