Code Snippets Manager Hidden in VS2005

This is a very good article about Code Snippet Manager in VSTO V2.0 by Kevin. However, the "Code Snippet Manager" is hidden in VS2005 by default (strange?!), so you can't do anything nor increase your productivity even though you'd read this article.
So what we have to do is to customize the menu by adding the Code Snippets Manager to the Tools menu "manually".
Colt Kwong


  • Its not hidden. I can see in my tools menu underneath the "Connect To Server ..." Menu.

  • Hi Mihir,

    I'm not sure is there any difference between our machines, but I still don't understand what's the purpose of putting Code Snippet Manager underneath the "Connect to Server" menu (if it's really the official default location), as Code Snippet have nothing to do in the server side in fact...


  • It was missing for me. I also found that my Exceptions command from the Debug menu was missing as well, and there may be others that I don't regularly use that might be missing, or maybe no longer "Standard" commands? I am using Team Edition if that matters....


  • I also have "Code Snippets Manager" by default on the tools menu. It is the 5th item in the tools menu, located under "Connect To Server" and above "Choose toolbox items", both seperated by one of those line breaks.

  • haha, the menu/toolbar in VS2005 is so "intelligent". The items will be changed base on user dev behaviour and show/hide "useful" items :)

    Just kidding.

  • Yeah it looks like it does not show up for everyone. I dont see it in my tools menu. But you can add it by choosing customize toolbar and dragging it on to the tools menu. Ctrl+K,B shortcut gets you there. Hate these MS shortcut keys tho....the ones in Eclipse (java) seem so much more intuitive. Ctrl+ + to expand code and Ctrl+- to collapse. In VS, it is Ctrl+M,L...which genius thought that up ???

  • It didn't show up for me. I had to do as Bill did. Go to Tools|Customize... and then in the Customize window, select the Commands tab, in the Categories column scroll down to and select Tools. In the Commands pane you will see Code Snippets Manager. Drag it onto the Tools menu and your done. Why it is not there by default on some installs is a good question.

  • You are genious. Answer was 123... keep it up Perry :-)

  • It's so nice when you google a problem you're having and you immediately find the right answer. Thanks!

  • Let me add by thanks as well; thank you.

  • Yeah, it happens sometimes ... Nothing special.

  • egHAvm I really liked your article post. Fantastic.

  • What's up all, here every one is sharing these kinds of knowledge, thus it's good to read this blog, and
    I used to visit this weblog everyday.

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