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Updated code for my "Export selection as Code Snippet" add-in for VB 2010 Beta 2

Some time ago I published onto CodePlex an open source add-in for Visual Studio 2008 which allows exporting the selected code block within the code editor to a reusable code snippet (.snippet file), providing full VB 2008 source code, installer and video.

I decided to update the add-in to target Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, with Visual Basic 2010. I had no particular problems in updating my code and I could also take advantage of some new features such as auto-implemented properties which make the code clearer. I still used Xml literals and Linq to Xml for easily generating snippets. If anyone of you already used the add-in, the usage remains unchanged.

You can find the new Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 version of the add-in here: Export selection as Code Snippet. I look forward to hearing your feedback but you can also edit the code as you like.

Considerations/future plans: at the moment the add-in can export VB, C# and Xml code. Because Visual Studio 2010 is still in Beta, I did not provide a binary installer. For the future I'm considering to add Html snippets support and WPF interface. Check it out and let me know what you think about it!

Alessandro

Print | posted on venerdì 30 ottobre 2009 01:14 | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2010 Visual Basic Visual Studio Extensibility ]

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