GUID Generator - Developer Studio Addin

Environment: VC6 SP3, NT4 SP5


GUIDGen is an Add-In that replaces and extends the GUID Generator component included with Developer Studio. It supports all the formats provided by the standard component plus two commonly used formats. It also has the ability to directly insert the results in the IDE's text editor.


To install this VC add-in, copy GUIDGen.dll to the X\SharedIDE\AddIn directory, where X is your DevStudio directory. Restart DevStudio and the add-in will automatically be added. Goto the Tools/Customize menu item and click on the Add-Ins and Macro Files tab. Check the GUID Generator option and a new toolbar button will be added to DevStudio. The add-in will now be reloaded whenever DevStudio starts.


use the GUID Generator add-in, click on the add-in button and select one of the options. The add-in will then insert a new GUID in the selected format in the current active document or copy the text to the clipboard.

Supported formats

  1. Using the IMPLEMENT_OLECREATE macro
    // {DEF47E1-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
    IMPLEMENT_OLECREATE(<< class >>, << external_name >>,
    0x0DEF47E1, 0xE23A, 0x11D3, 0xB4, 
    0xD0, 0x82, 0x08, 0xCC, 0xE0, 0xC8, 0x29);
  2. Using the DEFINE_GUID macro
    // {DEF47E6-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
    DEFINE_GUID(<< name >>,
    0xDEF47E6, 0xE23A, 0x11D3, 0xB4, 
    0xD0, 0x82, 0x08, 0xCC, 0xE0, 0xC8, 0x29);
  3. Creating a static GUID
    // {DEF47E8-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
    static const GUID << name >> =
    { 0xDEF47E8, 0xE23A, 0x11D3, 
    { 0xB4, 0xD0, 0x82, 0x08, 0xCC, 0xE0, 0xC8, 0x29 } };
  4. Using the standard registry format
  5. Using a "plain", undecorated format
  6. Using the uuid() format

When selecting any of the first three formats, GUIDGen will work in "batch mode", creating a new GUID each time the "Insert" or "Copy" buttons are clicked, but the dialog will not be closed. The dialog will be closed when the "Exit" button is pressed. For the other formats the dialog will be closed after the button is pressed.

GUIDGen can optionally include an unformatted GUID as a comment for the first three supported formats.


Download executable - 17 Kb
Download source - 17 Kb


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