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Use Default Code Snippets in .NET to Accelerate Coding

Knowing how to use default code snippets in .NET is really beneficial for any programmer. Code snippets are pre-written codes in .NET which programmer can quickly insert using shortcut keys. This makes programmer’s job easy by not having to retype frequent reused structures of code.

Code snippets are an excellent way to accelerate your coding. Most frequently used code constructions are included. I’ll use MessageBox in my first sample.

Whenever you need to use MessageBox.Show method, you write the entire one line code like this:


But using default Code Snippets you could save time and build more productivity.

Type ‘mbox’ and press Tab key twice, and the Visual Studio IDE will fill in MessageBox.Show method for you.


Let us try another. Type ‘for’ and press Tab key twice. IDE will generate the loop syntax automatically.

for (int i = 0; i < length; i++)

Like this way, you can use the following default code snippets.

These are the available Code snippets in Visual Studio IDE.

#if	   Creates #if and #endif directive.
#region    Creates #region and #endregion directive.
~	   Creates a Destructor.
attribute  Creates a declaration for a class that derives
           from Attribute.
checked    Creates a checked code block.
class	   Creates a class declaration.
ctor	   Creates a constructor.
cw	   Creates a Console.Writline code block.
do	   Creates a do while loop.
else	   Creates an else code block.
enum	   Creates an enum declaration.
equals     Creates a method declaration that overrides
           the Equals method.
exception  Creates a declaration for a class that derives
           from an exception.
for 	   Creates a for loop.
foreach    Creates a foreach loop.
forr	   Creates a for loop with decrementing loop variable.
If	   Creates a if block.
Indexer    Creates an index declaration.
Interface  Creates an interface declaration.
Invoke     Creates a block that invoke an event.
Iterator   Creates an iterator.
Iterindex  Creates a "named" iterator and indexer pair by
           using a nested class.
lock	   Creates a lock block.
mbox	   Creates a call to MessageBox.Show method.
namespace  Creates a namespace declaration.
prop	   Creates an auto-implemented property declaration.
propfull   Creates a property declaration with get and
           set successors.
propg	   Creates a read-only auto-implemented property with
           a private "set" accessor.
sim	   Creates a static int Main method declaration.
struct	   Creates a struct declaration.
svm	   Creates a static void Main method declaration.
switch	   Creates a switch block.
try	   Creates a try-catch block.
tryf	   Creates a try-finally block.
unchecked  Creates an unchecked block.
unsafe	   Creates an unsafe block.
using	   Creates a using directive.
while	   Creates a while loop.

Vishwanath Dalvi
Vishwanath Dalvi
Vishwanath Dalvi is a gifted engineer and tech enthusiast. He enjoys music, magic, movies, and gaming. When not hacking around or supporting the open source community, he is trying to overcome his phobia of dogs.


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