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Friday
Apr132012

Visual Studio Marcos

Confession: Today was the first time in something like 15 years when I’ve ever recorded a macro in Visual Studio.

I have been working on this MVC3 app for a while and am always clicking debug, attach to process, hit [W] key, select  WebDev.WebServer40.EXE, click attach blah blah blah. Probably gone through that sequence thousands of times. Today I thought to myself, “man that sucks, THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!”. Turns out there is, record a frick’n Macro you freak! Ctrl+Shift+P and off it goes, am I the only one to not realize you can do this?

My next challenge will be to come up with key combinations, between Visual Studio, Resharper, Snagit and all the bloatware running most combos are already taken: Ctrl+Shift+tab+left-alt+++home+P+k is now a shortcut for Print Preview.

Reminds me of when Homer Simpson figured out by just typing Y instead of Y.E.S he tripled his productivity.

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