VSTO & .NET & Excel

April 13, 2008

VB Snippet Editor

Filed under: .NET & Excel, Tools, VSTO & Excel — Dennis M Wallentin @ 1:57 pm

Together with a lot of Intellisense improvements a large number of Code Snippets is also shipped with VB 2008. But what may be surprising is that there is no tool included to create and manage our own Code Snippets with.  This is where VB Snippet Editor comes in. It gives us the option to develop our own snippets in a rather easy.

The following screenshot shows the tool in action and its main screen: 


To download the tool: VB Snippet Editor

If I have the time for it I may consider to make my own snippets available as a download.

Kind regards,



  1. Hej Dennis,

    This is actually an area where VB.NET has it better than C#. The equivalent for C# was “Snippy”, which was on the GotDotNet web site, but now seems to have vanished from the planet…

    That said, I do not think that editing the XML code directly is too difficult. But the VB Snippet editor looks like a much, much nicer way to go. 🙂


    Comment by Mike Rosenblum — April 15, 2008 @ 12:34 am

  2. Hej Mike 🙂

    Interesting about C#. I can agree that editing XML directly is not too hard but tools that can reduce the time development cycle is for me great.

    Kind regards,

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — April 15, 2008 @ 12:40 am

  3. Looks good Dennis. I still have a copy of 2008 wait to be installed when I get round to that I know where to come!!!

    Comment by rossuep — April 18, 2008 @ 11:08 am

  4. You might be interested in Snipp Dogg. It is on Codeplex(http://www.codeplex.com/snippdogg), MSDN Code Center(http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SnippDogg and Code Redneck(http://www.coderedneck.com). It supports VB, C#, XML and even J# for those that actually use it.

    Comment by Jason Griffin — May 16, 2008 @ 3:20 am

  5. Thanks for the tip. I have downloaded to find out more about it.

    Kind regards,

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — May 16, 2008 @ 10:19 am

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