Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2005
In the developing process of applications that are not as small as the typical "Hello, World!" examples, there are a variety of factors than can lead to important time savings.
There's a lot of documentation out there on how to design and specify application before the coding process starts, but there is a crucial factor on success that is not usually spoken of: the way you manage, create and edit your source files.
And of course there are some beautiful software pieces to help developers in that process. They're called IDEs (Integrated Development Environment).
The problem with most of those IDEs is that they offer so many options that you usually have to read a user's manual to really take the best from them. Ok, this is something normal, you might say. Maybe you're right, but be honest, how many software user guides have you read in your life? And I'm not talking about the usual RTFM for a linux man page which can be 4 pages long at most. I'm talking about a user's manual of 500 pages. I haven't.
And that's the reason today I'll be talking about a nice feature I found on one of the most powerful IDEs out there (regardless of being from Microsoft): Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets.
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