Macros Development Environment

Visual Studio includes the Macros integrated development environment (IDE), which is used solely for creating, manipulating, editing, and running macros. The Macros IDE is separate from the Visual Studio IDE.

Overview of the Macros IDE

Provides an introduction to the windows and behavior of the Macros IDE.

Export File Dialog Box

Describes the Export File dialog box, in which you save a macro file to a specified location.

Find in Projects Dialog Box

Describes the Find in Projects dialog box, in which you search for specific words or expressions in your macro files.

Replace in Projects Dialog Box

Describes the Replace in Projects dialog box, in which you replace specific words or expressions in your macro files.

MyMacros Property Pages Dialog Box

Describes the MyMacros PropertyPages dialog box, in which you specify global settings for your project.

Property Pages Dialog Box

Describes the Property Pages dialog box, in which you customize your project.

Macro Explorer Window

Lists and explains the components of the Macro Explorer window.

Automating Repetitive Actions by Using Macros

Provides an overview of how to use macros to automate procedures or repeated sequences of keystrokes.

Macros

Provides details of the Macros object, which represents the Visual Studio macro recorder.

Visual Studio Macros Error Messages

Lists all error messages associated with Visual Studio Macros.

How to: Use Add-ins to Control Macros

Describes how to use the Visual Studio automation model's Macros object to control macros being recorded in the IDE, including pausing and reactivating the recorder, writing code to the macro being recorded, and determining whether the recorder is currently operating.

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