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Why doesn't Visual C++ 2008 support snippets?

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  • Hello Silverfrost,

     

    I’m afraid to say this is product limitation. C++ code snippet is supported by Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 IDE Enhancements, (as you seen). But, it is not part of VS 2008.

     

    We are indeed sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you really have concern on this, I’d like suggest you can also post the suggestions to our Connect feedback portal. Our developer will evaluate them seriously and take them into consideration when designing future release of the product. http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/

     

    Improving the quality of our products and services is a never ending process for Microsoft .

     

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

     

    Wen Yuan

    Tuesday, February 05, 2008 4:01 AM
    Moderator
  • I have finally solved this issue -- VS2005 on Vista x64. The solution is not to download the PowerTools but to let the Power Pack Installer do it for you. You can get it at: http://www.codeplex.com/PackInstaller

     

    Going back to VS2005 now.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 11:08 AM

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  • What question?

     

    Sunday, February 03, 2008 10:37 AM
  • ... the one in the title... "Why doesn't Visual C++ 2008 support snippets?"
    Sunday, February 03, 2008 11:27 PM
  • Oh, sorry. I usually open multiple threads at a time so when I get back to a thread I don't remember the subject. I think it is best to not use the subject as the place to ask the question; the subject should be used to indicate what knowledge and experience is most relevant for answering the question.

     

    I don't know why VC does not support snippets; I did see an answer months ago that provided a link to someplace that updated VC 2005 so that snippets were supported, but I could not find that thread when I looked for it about a month ago.

     

    Monday, February 04, 2008 5:22 AM
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    Snippets are supported in VS 2005 with the IDE Enhancements (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=CD7C6E48-E41B-48E3-881E-A0E6E97F9534&displaylang=en). However:

     

    1. They do not work on Vista 64 (which I have)

    2. They are not implimented on VS2008

     

    So, by using Vista 64bit and VS2008 I have an inferior dev experience than Vista 32-bit and VS2005. Which I think is a shame Sad

    Monday, February 04, 2008 1:09 PM
  • Hello Silverfrost,

     

    I’m afraid to say this is product limitation. C++ code snippet is supported by Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 IDE Enhancements, (as you seen). But, it is not part of VS 2008.

     

    We are indeed sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you really have concern on this, I’d like suggest you can also post the suggestions to our Connect feedback portal. Our developer will evaluate them seriously and take them into consideration when designing future release of the product. http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/

     

    Improving the quality of our products and services is a never ending process for Microsoft .

     

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

     

    Wen Yuan

    Tuesday, February 05, 2008 4:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Wen Yuan for your reply.  I think its a shame that VS2008 is a less useful platform than VS2005.

    Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:10 AM
  •  silverfrost wrote:

     

    Snippets are supported in VS 2005 with the IDE Enhancements (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=CD7C6E48-E41B-48E3-881E-A0E6E97F9534&displaylang=en). However:

     

    1. They do not work on Vista 64 (which I have)

    2. They are not implimented on VS2008

     

    So, by using Vista 64bit and VS2008 I have an inferior dev experience than Vista 32-bit and VS2005. Which I think is a shame


    I agree with #2.
    I have VS 2005 and 2008 installed on Vista 64 and they work great in 2005 but don't work at all with VS 2008Sad
    I even tried to copy the snippets folder from my 2005 VS folder to 2008 but that had no effect.
    Oh well it looks like I'll have to keep using VS 2005 for a while longer since XNA also doesn't work with VS 2008.

    Thursday, March 20, 2008 7:57 AM
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    Was there anything in particular you did to get it installed on Vista 64?
    Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:48 AM
  • I have finally solved this issue -- VS2005 on Vista x64. The solution is not to download the PowerTools but to let the Power Pack Installer do it for you. You can get it at: http://www.codeplex.com/PackInstaller

     

    Going back to VS2005 now.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 11:08 AM