Simple File purpose comment macro

.

Environment: Visual C++ 6.0

Simple VC++ 6.0 macro to add a comment to a file

It is a good practice to have a header for each file in a project describing the contents ,purpose and modifications made. This simple macro will take reduce typing by filling up the necessary data to the header.It will pop up a dialog box asking for the purpose of the file.

To intall the macros copy both files into a macro file(it can be opened by going to tools->macros and select a file in the combo or create new file and select edit) and for ease of use make a tool bar button for the macro.



'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'FILE DESCRIPTION: A simple macro to give file comments
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Sub FileC()
'DESCRIPTION: File Comments. - karthiksundar 
' check if any file is open 
	if (Windows.Count = 0) then
		MsgBox ("No file opened to comment")
		exit sub
	end if 
'Check if this is a CPP file
	if (FileType (ActiveDocument) = FALSE) then
		exit sub
	end if

	ActiveDocument.save
	File_Name = ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Caption

'macro starts here
	'Get the purpose of the function  from the user
	Purpose = InputBox("what is the Purpose of " & File_Name ,"Purpose of File",File_Name)
	if (Purpose = "") then
		exit sub
	End if
	Purpose = "Purpose		    : "+ Purpose
	ActiveDocument.Selection.StartOfDocument
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection.LineUp
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "/******************************************************************************************"
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "FileName		: " & File_Name
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "Author			: your name here"
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = Purpose
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "Date Of Creation: "& date
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "Modification History :"
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "Date             Modifications"
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.Selection = "******************************************************************************************/"
	ActiveDocument.Selection.NewLine
	ActiveDocument.save
	'End Recording
End Sub

Function FileType (ByVal doc)
	
	ext = doc.Name
	pos = Instr(ext, ".")
	if pos > 0 then
		Do While pos <> 1
			ext = Mid(ext, pos, Len(ext) - pos + 1)
			pos = Instr(ext, ".")
		Loop
		ext = LCase(ext)
	end if
	
	if ext = ".c" Or ext = ".cpp" Or ext = ".h"Then
		FileType = TRUE
		exit function
	else
		MsgBox ("This is not a "".cpp "","".c"","".h"" file")
		FileType = FALSE
	end if
End Function

Date Last Updated: February 3, 1999



Comments

  • Automatic insertion of the author's name?

    Posted by Legacy on 06/24/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Andreas Jaeger

    It would be helpfull to allow the macro to retrieve the user name from the operation system (login name or similar) and use it in this macro. I have tried it, but was not successfull. Knows anybody how to do it?

    Reply
Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: December 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Market pressures to move more quickly and develop innovative applications are forcing organizations to rethink how they develop and release applications. The combination of public clouds and physical back-end infrastructures are a means to get applications out faster. However, these hybrid solutions complicate DevOps adoption, with application delivery pipelines that span across complex hybrid cloud and non-cloud environments. Check out this …

  • With the average hard drive now averaging one terabyte in size, the fallout from the explosion of user-created data has become an overwhelming volume of potential evidence that law-enforcement and corporate investigators spend countless hours examining. Join Us and SANS' Rob Lee for our 45-minute webinar, A Triage and Collection Strategy for Time-Sensitive Investigations, will demonstrate how to: Identify the folders and files that often contain key insights Reduce the time spent sifting through content by …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds