Once upon a time, in the chilly windowless basement of a Fortune 100 company, a young programmer joined our small development team. He brought with him a programmers editor called Brief. Within weeks every developer in the entire company was using this powerful editor. The three compelling features were the ability to select copy and paste columns of text, multiple windows with cut and paste between them and…drum roll please…macros. With macros, enormously tedious tasks can be performed easily in seconds.
Sadly, the Brief editor went the way of the Dodo, but happily, the macro feature lived on. In the Visual Studio Editor this feature is called Anonymous Macros.
It would be clumsy to describe how Anonymous Macros work with written words so I made a video that shows the power. The video is here:
After seeing the video, you may want to put these keystrokes on a 'sticky' to tape to your monitor:
Ctrl-Shift-R Start/Stop Recording
I've always wanted to try doing a video and this was a good excuse. I hope you find it helpful.