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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 16. Using Macros in Visual Studio .NET

In this lesson you will learn:

  • The different models Visual Studio .NET gives you to increase productivity
  • How to use the Macro Explorer
  • How to use the Macros IDE
  • How to record macros
  • How to write your own macros

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introducing Extensibility
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introducing Macros in Visual Studio .NET
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Macro Explorer
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Recording a Macro
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Macros IDE
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Examining the Macro Recorder Code
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Creating a Macros Toolbar
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) More Cool Macro Ideas

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Quiz to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Exercise.
    Return here after completing your hands-on exercises.


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