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Remove default comments in C# files

How many thousand times have you created a new C# class, then deleted the “Add constructor logic here“ and/or the default, useless XML Documentation comment?  Far too many, I'm sure.

Solving this problem is simple:  Remove them from the template that's used to generate new classes.  The file is found at the following location (VS.NET 2003):

%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\VC#\VC#Wizards\CSharpAddClassWiz\Templates\1033

Other templates are scattered around below the %programfiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\VC# directory.  Simply do an in-file search for “///“ and you'll find several more.

(I think EricGu or someone else posted something about this a while ago, but I can't find the post.)

Comments

Art said:

Or create a new template. Jonathon Goodyear (angryCoder.com) wrote an article in Visual Studio Magazine maybe??? I don't quite remember. If not Visual Studio it's one of those magazines we all get.
# March 30, 2004 9:22 PM

John Sands said:

Hooray! Opening brace on the same line, the way it is MEANT to be! Thank you.
# March 30, 2004 10:04 PM

RichB said:

> Hooray! Opening brace on the same line, the way it
> is MEANT to be! Thank you.

ctrl-A-K-F

will sort this out for you.
# March 31, 2004 4:09 AM

Jeff Key said:

Good stuff, Brendan, thanks.
# April 3, 2004 3:23 AM