Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Use JavaScript to write Macros in Visual Studio

The Visual Studio Platform team released a new extension for Visual Studio 2013; Macros for Visual Studio 2013.

From the documentation:

Macro ExplorerMacros for Visual Studio 2013 is an extension for Visual Studio 2013 that enables the use of macros to automate repetitive tasks in the IDE. The extension can record most of the commands in Visual Studio including text editing operations.


  • Record and playback active document operations and Visual Studio IDE commands
  • Playback multiple times

  • Manage and persist macros with a Macro Explorer

  • Assign keyboard bindings to any macro

  • Macros recorded as JavaScript files that call VS DTE APIs

  • Macro editing in Visual Studio with DTE IntelliSense

  • Stop playback

  • Sample macros

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