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Bring back Macros

I am amazed you've decided to remove Macros from Visual Studio. Not only are they useful for general programming, but they're a great way to be introduced to the Visual Studio APIs.

If you are unwilling to put in the development time towards them, please release the source code and let the community maintain it as an extension.

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    We are currently reviewing the feasibility of delivering a scripting capability in a future version of Visual Studio. Please continue to offer your comments on what scripting capability we should offer while we research this suggestion.

    Tony Goodhew, Program Manager, VS Pro.

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      • samsam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use the simple record/playback ALL the time and would love to see the feature return. If not that, allow an option to open the code up into Notepad++

      • Glauco BasilioGlauco Basilio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used to use macros combined with custom shortcuts to turn my envoriment more "keyboard" friendly, once i suffer of mouse pain. Now my macros became obsoletes

      • GeorgeGeorge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use it often for some comments editing, and found it inefficiency to do it with VS2013.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        VS2013, I went to look for the record/playback macros feature to make some repetitive code changes, and it wasn't there!!

        Give us back the record/playback capability for simple text processing tasks!

      • Carey TamCarey Tam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Man, Microsoft has to place this back...Like new versions of visual studio is suppose to contain all the old features plus new ones. How can you take a feature out like this? And this feature is one of the most important ones too.

      • Jeff RelfJeff Relf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sam Seigel... Microsoft's decision makers
        never write code and they don't care about
        those who do, not even those at Microsoft.

        Instead, they use a confused ballot
        -- ignorant voting -- ignorant voters/admins.

        My C# macros automate Visual Studio 2013:
        http://Jeff-Relf.Me/Macros.HTM

      • Sam SeigelSam Seigel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is BS. So out of touch with programming community! What IDE do you guys at microsoft use!! Cant be a visual studio without macros.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        put macros back in. moved from 2010 to 2013....and no macros....how can such a decision be made? certainly not by someone who uses it frequently to maintain code....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please - please - please, do this. I tis crazy to have to use Notepad++ just to do macros...

      • BillBill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh My, just started with 2013 from 2010 and no macros. I guess your coders don't do a lot of repetitive tasks or they would know the value of them. I always thought 2010 was slow with recording and playing back macros but I lived with it. Not fun jumping out of vs to do macro processing and then jumping back.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really unbelievable, that VS lacks macros. I used them often, for every recurring action. Is really no MS programmer missing them? How do they edit code? Without a macro recorder?? Unbelievable...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I may be the only person who uses macros, but i use them every minute of my day. I used them for absolutely everything. If there are more then 2 lines of code where i have to make similar change, i use macros... who the **** decided to remove macros? This is the only feature that I use from this ******** IDE... Everything else came from plugins such as Resharper. Did you actually think that replacing macros with black background is funny? this is a joke i cant believe i gave Microsoft about 15 years of my life. I am moving to Linux now (long overdue)...

      • Pete DavisPete Davis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't use them often, but occasionally they're very valuable! What's frustrating is that were they implemented a little better (in a more accessible, easy to use way), I think they would be more useful. I think the biggest problem with them is that they're just a pain to use the way they've been implemented in the past.

      • JenJen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        WTF... doesn't anyone in Microsoft use macros?

        Seriously?

        What IDE are you guys using?

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