Sharing Snippets with Your Team

Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + B
Menu:  Tools -> Code Snippets Manager
Command:  Tools.CodeSnippetsManager
Versions:  2008,2010
Published:  8/19/2010
Code:  vstipTool0075


I am a big fan of snippets!  Sometimes you may want to share special snippets with your team for everyone to use.  It’s easy to do!


First, create a network directory that all the team members can read from and put all your special .SNIPPET files there.



Next, have each team member open the Code Snippets Manager (CTRL + K, CTRL + B):




Click the Add button and have them select the network directory you created earlier:



That’s it!  Now everyone can use the shared snippets. 




If you don’t want to have everyone doing this manually, you can do these steps yourself and export just your Code Snippet Locations:




Then have everyone import the .vssettings file you created to get the shared location.  For more information on exporting see vstipEnv0021 (

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