Menu:  Tools –> Options –> Environment –> Task List
Versions:  2008,2010
Published:  6/10/2010
Code:  vstipTool0032

 

You may recall that you can put comments into your Task List using “TODO”:

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BUT did you know you can create custom tokens?  What is a token you ask?  Well, “TODO” is a token.  You can see all your current tokens by going to Tools –> Options –> Environment –> Task List:

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Notice there are some pre-defined tokens that are already there:

HACK, TODO, and UNDONE all create normal priority items in the Task List.

UnresolvedMergeConflict looks like an error but isn’t it is an actual token that will make a high priority item in the Task List.

 

Let’s say I want to have a custom token for low priority items.  No problem!  Just choose the priority level, type in a name and click the “Add” button.  You will see something like this:

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And, if you want another one, just type in a new name, set the priority and click “Add” again:

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Naturally, you can use “Delete” to remove entries in the list and “Change” to modify an existing one:

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Now just click “OK” and use your new token(s):

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