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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 12. Writing Macros

IN THIS CHAPTER

In the preceding chapter, we examined the API available for developers to customize, tweak, and control various portions of the Visual Studio IDE. This chapter takes that knowledge and shows you how to write macros that leverage the automation object model.

A macro’s purpose is to provide you with an approach for writing your own task automation applets. In previous chapters, you saw many IDE features that automate repetitive tasks. The built-in refactoring support, IntelliSense word completion, code snippets, and others certainly fall into that category. And as you develop solutions with Visual Studio, you will find yourself performing ...

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