It seems interesting with basic features and the way you edit is really nice, however the Snippet Designer seems to work better for me. I got invalid snippet file when I tried to edit an existing snippet. I had to reedit it in Snippet Designer to get it back working.
I think with a little more work it could be a good alternative.
The creation of snippets is great, however the using them could be improved. Would be much better if you could give the snippet could appear in intellisense (similar to resharper). However this would need to be scoped to the relavent files. Also, this seems to only work with C#. e.g. I cannot create a snippet for HTML.
Great extension to simplify snippet creation. Editing is similar to Visual Studio 2013s new "Peek Definition", with context options under the peek area. The design is good. It does have a couple of bugs but it's easy enough to clean up the created snippet in a text editor if needbe.
Great work! Exactly how I would have began implementing the extension, one suggestion though. Your "competitor" - Snippet Designer - allows you to Search an existing snippet by name including the ones that visual studio comes with pre-installed. Before moving to Snippetizer I used this feature frequently, would be nice if you could implement that instead of bringing up a generic Open File dialog.
I can get the snippets to save okay, but once I edit one and save it, I can no longer EDIT that file because it has changed the language element from "BASIC" to "VB", which causes an error on loading for EDIT. I can still INSERT the snippet though.
@Ala Shiban, Express does support extensions but is limited to extensions that are written by Microsoft and approved by Microsoft for use in an Express edition.
Seems that the extension only works on code files but not in CSS or razor files. Any workaround?
BTW: I already tried by creating the snippet manually and adding it to my code snippets under the CSS directory but still are not showing when I try to use them.
Thanks - Javier
When I create a snippet in a C++ file, the language is set to "C/C++", but it looks like it should be "cpp" so that it can be viewed with the snippets manager. Also, I don't see a property for setting the language in the properties section. But I like to tool!
How can functions be used in C++ snippets?
Where can I set the language? In the "Snippet Definition" tool window there only are the fields:
Title, Author, Description, Type, Key Words, Help Url, Shortcut, Snippet Fields ..., Snippet References ..., Snippet Imports ...
But no Language field.