October 22, 2009

Tool to create keyboard shortcuts that paste common data because code snippets don't work for C++ in Visual Studio 2008

Filed under: IDEs,Visual Studio — J. Abram barneck @ 4:16 am

So I was quite annoyed that code snippets doesn’t work for C++ in Visual Studio 2008.

So I have used a download of a program called KeyText for years. Since probably 2001. However, they no longer have a free version and so I set off to find a new program that was Open Source or FreeWare.

So far it is a no go. I think that such a tool is indispensable so I will probably have to purchase such a tool. Here is a list of tools I have found.

KeyText – $29.95 – http://www.keytext.com

Keyboard Express – $24.99 – http://www.keyboardexpress.com/download.htm

QuickPhrase – $14.90 (download only) – http://www.typingmaster.com/individuals/quickphrase

Hot Keyboard – $29.95 – http://www.hot-keyboard.com

Template Manager – $9.95 – http://www.comfort-software.com/template-manager.html

Flash Paste – $29.95 – http://flashpaste.com

SourceForge.net let me down…either that or I just did a poor job searching. While I still haven’t found an open source keyboard macro text pasting tool, there are some quality options above that are all low priced.



  1. Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

    Comment by Polprav — October 23, 2009 @ 12:48 am | Reply

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