Every programmer needs a way to know what is happening with his application. What would you give to know what is wrong? Use a logger!
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Visual Studio 6 macros for auto implementing methods and cleaning up autogenerated code.
This add-in shows a standard ColorSelect dialog box and forms text that looks like an RGB-macro string (RGB(100, 120, 130)). (The article, addin, and source code were updated.)
This article shows you how to create syntax coloring for user-defined keywords'—for C++ files only.
Although Visual Studio provides a visual class browser, it's absolutely unusable because it's only updated on a compiler run, doesn't show inheritance, and last but not least, shows all classes of the project in a single tree. Learn how to create five different styles of browsers: Outline, Hierarchy, Type, Method, and a Workspace/File Browser. (The article and source code were updated.)
A set of simple, flexible, and powerful debug macros that allow you to catch most of the programming errors in early stages of development. These macros stimulate writing the "code that debugs itself."
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