Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + S
Menu:  Edit | IntelliSense | Surround With
Command:  Edit.SurroundWith
Versions:  2008,2010
Published:  4/21/2010
Code:  vstipEdit0052

 

 

This is one that even people who know about snippets tend to forget.  You can actually put a snippet AROUND existing code.  Assuming you have some code selected:

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Just press CTRL + K, CTRL + S:

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Then type the statement you want to surround the code with.  In this case, I’ll use an “if” statement:

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Hit your TAB key once and you get your result:

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Now you can put in your condition and any additional logic you want.  Pretty cool stuff!