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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Invoking Macros

From the discussion of the Macro Explorer, you know that one way to run a macro is to simply double-click on the specific macro in the Explorer window. And we have also covered macro invocation based on an event within the IDE. Another common scenario you should support with certain macros is a way to trigger a macro from the main IDE through toolbar buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts.

Triggering Macros from Toolbars and Menus

If you want to provide quick access to the node expansion and node collapse macros, you can assign them as toolbar buttons or menu items in the main IDE. You do this through the Customize dialog box as shown here:

1. Display the dialog box by selecting Tools, Customize.

2. Select the Commands tab. ...

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