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    Code Template Add-In for Code Expansions in VS .NET 2003

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    Eddie sent this one my way for posting. With this Add-In you can define keywords that will be expanded out to the code chunks you've attatched to those keywords. From the site : http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/CodeTemplateNET.asp Code<Template>...
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    IL Language Service for VS

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    This package provides syntax highlighting for IL files in the Visual Studio .NET text editor. Its source is also a very simple example of a language service that uses the VSIP Babel library. Note that it doesn't have Intellisense support right now, so...
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    ConfigBuilder Visual Studio Custom Code Generation Tool

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    Our first submission comes from John Lewicki. Thanks! From his comments: Some of you may be interested in a tool I recently posted to Workspaces, that is intended to make working with custom configuration sections as painless as possible. Workspace...
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    Resource Editor for VS.NET 2003 made with VSIP Extras!

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    Check out this Resource Editor made with the VSIPExtras by Gaston . Features listed from the site include: Integrated on Visual Studio .NET 2003 Edit .resx and .resources files Explore resources in .dll and .exe files, then for example, you...
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    Easy File Finder Add-In for VS 2003

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    Until you get to use the swanky new Whidbey UI for navigating your solution you might find this add-in helpfull. JWPayne posted about it first here on the GDN powertoys forum . From his post: VS File Finder creates a new tool window in the IDE that...
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    Create C# Code Snippets with Snippy

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    Gus wrote a tool that works with Visual Studio 2005 to create code snippets (aka code expansions). He calls it Snippy . Now I have this image of a smug paper clip offering me some code as I walk by. Josh
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    Command Prompt Bar for CMD.EXE Inside the Windows Explorer

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    If you love your command prompt or wondered what life would be like without the “CMDHere.exe” XP Powertoy then you really should check out the Command Prompt Explorer Bar . Now, if I can get Pavel to join the VSCMDShell project I'd be set...
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    SlickRun to define "MagicWords" for fast app launching

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    Via Roy I found SlickRun which sets up a semi-transparent textbox on top of my taskbar for me to quickly define and enter shortcut words for launching apps from a command line. Pretty Cool. Josh
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    Welcome to the Powertoys Blog

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    In June 2003 Visual Studio team members worked to release the first set of Powertoys for Visual Studio 2003 . There have since been several requests for us to start featuring add-ins, packages, macros, and other tools developed by the community on that...
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    Submit a Tool

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    If you have, or know of a tool, that you would like us to talk about on this site feel free to leave a comment here with a link and description for your favorite tool or use the contact form for our blog. We reserve the right not to link to your tool...
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    Welcome to the Powertoys Blog

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    In June 2003 Visual Studio team members worked to release the first set of Powertoys for Visual Studio 2003 . There have since been several requests for us to start featuring add-ins, packages, macros, and other tools developed by the community on that...
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    The Powertoys Disclaimer

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    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content and any opinions expressed through this site are the personal opinions of the team members who posted them and do not necessarily represent Microsoft's views in...
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    Hello World Test Post

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    This blog will have something to do with http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/ide and the extensibility developer center.
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