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I'm looking for a tool which can create, manage and store snippets. Moreover I want this tool can "write" snippets in any text-editor : notepad, SQL Server Management Studio, Visual Studio, Word etc. when typing shortcut.

For example,

  • I create a new snippet in my tool :
    • Shortcut : .fch
    • Snippet : foreach(var i in item) {}

I open Notepad and Word: if I tape ".fch" in one of these editors the .fch sequence is replaced by the snippet.

I don't want a tool which works with drag'n'drop.

Is there a tool like this?

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Safe to assume Windows? – Daniel Beck May 15 '11 at 20:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Okay, the one you want is autohotkey, it can create hotstring pretty fast and easy and it works exactly like you want.

Some example:

::.fch::foreach(var i in item) {}
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I have a conflict with some soft with the TAB key, Is there any way to change the TAB key by another one ? – Florian May 16 '11 at 8:17
as default, you can use space, it expands too. – nXqd May 17 '11 at 12:21
You can also use the hotstring macro to change the trigger characters #Hotstring EndChars -()[]{}':;"/\,.?!n t – William Bettridge-Radford Feb 5 '15 at 22:03

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