ReSharper
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Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:47 PM | Comments

I’m going to assume that most of you reading my blog are passionate about software and do some developing in your spare time. If you’re a consultant, you probably do most of your work on a laptop -- perhaps using the same laptop for office and hobbyist development. Others among you might have a laptop and a desktop, or maybe you’re like me and have a laptop and multiple desktops. All with Visual Studio and ReSharper on them – of course. About 2 years ago I got really big into ReSharper Live Templates – I started writing them for everything. To date, my most commonly used are probably “tm” to generate a Test Method in AAA syntax, and “jsdr” for a quick block of <script> tags and some jQuery $(document).ready code. Over time I would naturally tweak the existing templates and add some new ones. I grew increasingly...

Thursday, October 2, 2008 6:24 AM | Comments

Just what exactly are these snippets? I believe that snippets are an underused feature built into Visual Studio. This post is my attempt at comparing the two tools I have used for snippet creation, and hoping to make more developers out there aware of just how easy they are to create and use in your existing projects. I am by no means an expert with either of these tools, but I think that is the point: they take a few minutes to create and can be reused for immediate time savers. Much to my surprise there exists a significant number of .NET developers that are not taking advantage of code snippets, built-in or otherwise. No doubt you have all seen them in intellisense before: they appear with a partially-jagged piece of paper as seen below. When selected, they expand into a template of code that has select editable variables. A number of...