Keyboard: CTRL + K, CTRL + X
Menu: Edit -> IntelliSense -> Insert Snippet
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I thought it would be instructive to demonstrate how to use snippets. So, let's say you are in an ASP.NET application and you start to type an anchor tag:
And you hit TAB twice to get this:
Snippets have special areas that you can change the values in by hitting TAB to cycle through them. For example, this snippet has two special areas with the first one highlighted. I'll put in a URL:
Then hit TAB to go to the next area and type in some text:
I can keep hitting TAB to go between these two locations as much as I want. When I am done I can press ENTER and continue typing more code:
So, in a nutshell, that's how to work with snippets. They take a little getting used to but are great timesavers.