This post is in line with my previous post where I talked about how one can be more productive with Visual Studio. In last post, We discussed top 12 shortcuts that helps a lot while writing and reviewing code in day to day work. While writing code we need to follow to follow certain rules and constructs that also becomes very repetitive say, you are writing classes for your domain or adding properties or defining constructors or putting try block and lot more where we just need to write the code in similar pattern and are no brainer. Spending time in these types of code are kind of waste of time and energy. To see my previous post, use the link below
Top 12 Visual Studio short cuts – Productivity Tips
In this post, I am going discuss 12 tricks that can insert code snippets just by few keystrokes.
1- Writing a class is a one of the most common repetitive code we write. Use
class press TAB
Once the snippet inserted, it puts the cursor at MyClass which allows to change the name of class instantly without any extra keystroke.
2- Writing constructor is also another task which is very common and many times we many constructor for the same class. To write constructor use
ctor press TAB
3- Now Class is created. Let’s add property now. Use
prop press TAB
Similar as 1st trick, it puts the cursor to change the type and after that change the property name itself. I found really cool when I used first.
It comes with many other flavor. Use propg to create a auto implemented property with private set.
4- Second trick allows us to write auto-implemented property which requires less code but there could be many scenarios, when we need to write Full property definition that we used in earlier to C# 3.0 then use
propfull press TAB
Changing type and name can be done similar to above.
5- Need to write an indexer, use
indexer press TAB
6- Many times while code review we see that some part of code is not under try catch block or we need to write the block. Use
try press TAB
There is another flavor, if we just want try and finally then use tryf.
7- Want to create enum use
enum press TAB
Similarly use struct to insert struct block.
8- Want to create switch block, use
switch press TAB
Similarly use for, foreach, do, while etc to insert respective code blocks.
9- Many times we need to write our own custom exception class that should inherit from Exception class. It can written easily by
Exception press TAB
It creates a serializable class as
10- Want to override Equals method for your class. Use
equals press TAB
It will insert as
11- To write static void main, use
svm press TAB
Similarly you can use sim for static int main.
12 – last, many times we write console.writeline in our application. Just use
cw press TAB
In this post, how can we save lots of keystrokes and time while writing some very common repetive code. This is not complete list but very common ones that can be used a lot in our day to day coding. if you know any other snippet which is very useful, do share in comments.