This is a short and very basic tutorial about using the very powerful, yet easy-to-use FREE "Code Snippet Editor for Visual Basic 2005" download that is available at msdn.microsoft.com. By completing this tutorial you will learn the basic steps involved in creating custom snippets, and using them from within Visual Studio's Code Window. Any programmer, whether newbie or seasoned pro, will find this tool extremely beneficial.
Let's begin by opening the Snippet Editor.
This is the editor's opening screen. Move your attention to the top left of the screen and right click on the "Visual Basic" folder.
Press "Add Path..." and the "Browse For Folder" Dialog will open.
Navigate to the following path (changing [User Name] as needed):
C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Code Snippets\Visual Basic\My Code Snippets
This path should have been automatically created by Visual Studio during installation. If it was not, you must manually create it through Windows Explorer. The Snippet Editor does not allow creation of a root path with the "Browse For Folder" Dialog.