Macros extension: VS 2015 support and open-sourced

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Macros have always been popular, first as part of the product, and now as an extension. In response to your feedback we have upgraded the Macros for Visual Studio 2013 extension to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015. You can download the upgraded extension from the Visual Studio Gallery.

But wait, there’s more! As part of our commitment to partnering with our developer community, we have open-sourced the code. So now you can view the code, make your own improvements, and contribute to the project for future releases. The open source project is available on GitHub under the MIT license.

The Macros extension can help you be more productive by enabling you to automate repetitive tasks in the IDE. It lets you record and playback most of the commands in Visual Studio – including text editing operations. Some common examples include: adding a header to all your files; formatting rows of data; and creating shortcuts for frequently used commands. Check out the examples available in the Samples folder in the Macros Explorer – or experiment with it yourself!

Justin Clareburt, Senior Program Manager, Visual Studio

Justin Clareburt is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio team, currently working in the Visual Studio extensibility space. He has over 20 years of Software Engineering experience having previously worked for several large organizations including Amazon, NewsCorp, Symantec, and the Australian Government. He brings to the team his expert knowledge of IDEs and a passion for creating the ultimate development experience.


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