Visual Studio Tip: Setting Up Code Snippets with Variable Parameters: Listing 1

XML for creating a code snippet.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<CodeSnippets 
   xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2005/CodeSnippet">
  <CodeSnippet Format="1.0.0">
    <Header>
      <Title>???Assign a title???</Title>
      <Shortcut>???Assign a shortcut???</Shortcut>
    </Header>
    <Snippet>
      <Declarations>
        <Literal>
          <ID>???Assign a replacement parameter name???</ID>
          <ToolTip>???Describe the replacement parameter</ToolTip>
          <Default>"???Assign a default replacement parameter???"</Default>
        </Literal>
      </Declarations>
      <Code Language="VB">
        <![CDATA[
…code goes here…
        ]]>
      </Code>
    </Snippet>
  </CodeSnippet>
</CodeSnippets>

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