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Why doesn't the VC++ code snippets work within VS2008? by TheEdge_FL


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Type: Bug
ID: 361639
Opened: 8/13/2008 7:32:06 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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With VS2005, VC++ allowed installing the PowerToys to provide access to snippets within VS2008. Can you provide directions on how to get them to work within VS2008? Or is there a new PowerToys for VS2008 that provides the support for VC++?
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Posted by gurhall on 8/18/2011 at 6:49 AM
Come off it, luuf... We all know they'd the strategy pattern, not a switch...
Posted by luuf on 12/9/2008 at 2:41 PM
"We are currently focusing our efforts to ship this feature in an integrated way for our next release. In the meantime, we will not be changing the behavior of VS2008."

Looking at it with develeyes it's more like this:

#define IDE_VB 1 // VB got one, as it's the least powerful
#define IDE_VCSHARP 2 // C# got second, as it is a bit more powerful than VB, but still just a tiny bit.
#define IDE_VCPP 3 // C++ is the only way if there isn't C or Assembly available.

switch(ide)
{
case IDE_VB:
     enable_code_snippets(); // We were allowed to do this
     break;
case IDE_VCSHARP:
     enable_code_snippets(); // And this
     break;
case IDE_VCPP:
     disable_code_snippets(); // The marketing team doesn't allow this as they want everyone to be handicapped when developing.
     break;
}
Posted by Microsoft on 9/4/2008 at 2:11 AM
Hi,

The C++ code snippet powertoy was developed as a one-time effort when we shipped VS2005. We are sorry to hear that it doesn't work in VS2008. We are currently focusing our efforts to ship this feature in an integrated way for our next release. In the meantime, we will not be changing the behavior of VS2008.

Thanks,
Visual C++ Team
Posted by Microsoft on 8/13/2008 at 8:31 PM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com/)
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