Visual Studio Tip – Code Snippets

This is an easy time saving tip for the IDE that I’m surprised more developers aren’t aware of.  Basically it saves us writing a whole stack of repetitive code.

"Expansion" snippets can be accessed by pressing tab tab in quick succession after typing a word.  For example type for then tab tab to get the following snippet.


"SurroundWith" snippets can be access by highlighting the code you want to surround then pressing ctrl+k then crtl+s in fast succession.  For example if we highlight the above for loop we generated with the expansion snippet then select the try "SurroundsWith" snippet we’ll get the following.

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