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PB's Visual Studio Utilities

posted Feb 3, 2013, 6:40 AM by Pieter-Bas IJdens   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 6:42 AM ]
Before the release of Visual Studio 2012, I used to have a small set of macro functions ready that would make my life easier during software development. With the introduction of Visual Studio 2012, the macro functionality has been removed because it was rarely used.

The macros that I used to use a lot, I have now replaced with a visual studio package called PB's Visual Studio Utilities. For now, this package contains two functions that I use a lot when creating Wix installers.
  • Insert a GUID into the text editor.
    At the current caret position, inserts a GUID. If text is selected, replaces the text instead.
    When multiple spans are selected (hold the alt- key when selecting), each line of the selection is replaced with a different GUID.

  • Insert a random ID into the text editor.
    At the current caret position, inserts a random ID. If text is selected, replaces the text instead.
    When multiple spans are selected each span is replaced with a different ID.
These options are available via the tools menu, or via the keyboard shortcuts Alt-I , I (for an ID) and Alt-I + G (for a GUID).
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Pieter-Bas IJdens,
Feb 3, 2013, 6:40 AM
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