InsertGuid Visual Studio Macro
If you ever work on a project or installer that requires you to create some GUIDs frequently, you should make your life easier by creating a Visual Studio macro that will insert a GUID wherever your cursor is. Here’s how to do it:
Create the Macro
- Bring up the "Macro IDE" window in Visual Studio by pressing Alt+F11.
- Right-click on MyMacros and select Add Module; alternatively, you can just rename Module1 instead of creating a new module. Enter in GuidModule as the name.
- Copy and paste the following code between Public Module GuidModule and End Module:
- Be sure to save the changes and close the "Macro IDE" window.
Assign a Keyboard Combination
- Back at the main Visual Studio window, go to Tools Options… and then navigate to Environment Keyboard.
- Type InsertGuid into the Show Commands Containing text field and select the macro you just created (Macros.MyMacros.GuidModule.InsertGuid).
- Put the cursor in the Press shortcut keys text field and type a keyboard combination (I have opted to use Alt+G).
- Click on Assign (be careful, as it will replace any existing binding for that key).