Thursday, February 14, 2013

Visual Studio 2012 No Haz Text Macros :(

It seems that MSFT remove the record/playback text macro feature in Visual Studio 2012...

Even if you didn't know about this feature, I'm sure it would have been useful for you. Let me give you an example of why I like this little feature. Let's say you're doing your thing, writing some code, and need a little assistance from the community. Let's say some kind fellow coder has just the solution and code snippet you need. You cut & paste this new found code and put it into your project. Alas! The cut & pasted code contains dreaded line numbers and now you have to manually remove them. Argh!

Code with Line Numbers

There are many great community members who do this and it would really be a great gesture if they stopped doing this. I won't point out anyone specific, you know who you are ;)

There's a heated discussion about this missing feature here:

Someone has come up with a simple Visual Studio Extension workaround. I've tried it and it works, thank goodness! You can find it here:

Finally, you can vote for this feature back using the link here:

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