Snippet Designer

The Snippet Designer is a plugin which enhances the Visual Studio IDE to allow a richer and more productive code snippet experience. It features:

  • A Snippet editor integreated inside of the IDE.
    • Access it by opening any .snippet file or going to File -> New -> File -> Code Snippet File
    • It uses the native Visual Studio code editor so that you can write the snippets in the same enviorment you write your code.
    • It lets you easily mark replacements by a convenient righ click menu.
    • It displays properties of the snippet inside the Visual Studio properties window.

  • A Snippet Explorer tool window to search snippets on your computer.
    • It is located under View -> Other Windows -> Snippet Explorer
    • This tool window contains a code preview window which lets to peek inside the snippet to see what it is without opening the file.
    • Maintains an index of snippets on your computer for quick searching.
    • Provides a quick way to find a code snippet to use, edit or delete.

  • A right Click “Export as Snippet” menu option added to C#, VB and XML code editor to send highlighted code directly to the Snippet Editor

Snippet Designer at CodePlex: http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetDesigner