The Visual Studio Team has released a new extension for Visual Studio 2013 which will allow developers to record and playback macros from the editor itself.
As many popular developer environments offer a macros but Visual Studio was lacking this feature. The extension stores commands that control Visual Studio directly though the DTE Extension and a recorded macro can be played when you will need that.
The features according to the Extension Description are :
- Record and Playback active document operations and Visual Studio IDE commands.
- Playback multiple times.
- Manage and persist macros with a macro explorer.
- Assign keyboard bindings to any macro.
- Macro editing in Visual Studio with DTE IntelliSense.
- Stop Playback.
- Sample macros.
There is also text Macros available for Visual Studio 2012/2013 which is an open source.
According to its description
An open source extension for Visual Studio 2012/2013 that brings back support for macros in text/code editors. These macros can be used to automate repetitive text editing tasks.
How does it work
After installing this extension, you will find a menu called Text Macros in the Tools menu. It will be only visible when there is an active text or code editor. It has 2 sub menus, one that toggles the recording of a macro and one that replays the last recorded one.
PC : https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8e2103b6-87cf-4fef-9410-a580c434b602
The extension is available here from the Visual Studio Gallery.
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