• .NET

    Visual Studio Tip: Creating Your Own Code Snippets

    September 11, 2008 Share
    I recently blogged about using code snippets as a shortcut to writing more code in less time. In this post, I'm going to walk you through the steps to create custom snippets that you can install into Visual Studio for use in your own projects To get started, let's take a look at the anatomy of a snippet. A snippet is nothing more than an XML file, with a .snippet extension, containing configuration settings. If you open up the file foreach.snippet (located in "<Visual Studio installation directory>\VC#\Snippets\1033\Visual C#") you'll find the following XML, which defines the foreach snippet: As you can see, the XML used to...