24 November 2011

INotifyPropertyChanged code snippet

I've never really worried about getting into Visual Studio code snippets. But I've been using INotifyPropertyChanged a lot recently, so it got me looking at them again.

Found this cool snippet by Brian Schroer for filling out properties. Here's my slightly customized version of it to suit personal taste. Thanks Brian!

Steps to intall:

  1. Save the following to NotifyProperty.snippet on your desktop1
  2. In Visual Studio go to Tools / Code Snippets Manager
  3. Press Import and locate the file
  4. Import the file into My Code Snippets

Steps to use:

  1. In the code editor, type propn then press TAB twice.
  2. Immediately type the name of the property. Press tab.
  3. Then type the .Net Type name of the property.

The code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<CodeSnippets xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2005/CodeSnippet">
<CodeSnippet Format="1.0.0">
<Description>Code snippet for property and backing field in class implementing INotifyPropertyChanged</Description>
<Author>Brian Schroer</Author>
<!-- http://geekswithblogs.net/brians/archive/2010/07/27/inotifypropertychanged-with-less-typing-using-a-code-snippet.aspx -->
<ToolTip>Property type</ToolTip>
<ToolTip>Property name</ToolTip>
<Code Language="csharp">
<![CDATA[/// <summary>
/// Gets or sets the $property$
/// </summary>
public $type$ $property$
get { return _$property$;}
if (value != _$property$)
_$property$ = value;
private $type$ _$property$;

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