I used the Snippetizer to make a snippet with ease. But then it killed my Peek functionality in VS2013. It prevented me from dismissing the Peek window by pressing Esc. So, I removed it. Sorry Snippetizer.
Nearly perfect! Editing a Snippet in raw XML is a torture. This Extension makes it easy to create custom snippets and edit existing ones with all needed properties. The only weird thing is, that the commands in the Edit menu are not disabled if they unavailable.
I've made snippets in the past, but hand making the xml and remembering the tags/structure has always been friction. I just easily made two new ones. I feel a new library of custom snippets coming on! Sweet!
Include in the next update of VS, please!!! :) Very useful!! I´m a Technical Educator for Windows Internals and C++ (always using VC++), and I have to create groups of blocks of code to my samples and this kind of tool helps a lot.
Roger Villela Technical Educator for Windows Internals and C++.
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.
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