Review: MMM-Experts


MMM-Experts is a little Visual Studio .NET add-in that extends the IDE in quite a few useful ways. For a very reasonable price, you get a bunch of functionality, including:

  • Jump to any file in the project, or to any function in the current file, from simple list windows.
  • Easily toggle between the form designer and the associated code file.
  • Create a region.
  • Wrap the selection in a Try/Catch or Try/Finally block.
  • Convert a variable to the corresponding property procedures.
  • Open an Explorer window or a command prompt the the location of the current project.
  • Move the cursor to the next or previous function, or to the top or bottom of a function.
  • Copy and cut functions, code elements, and other structures, so that they can be moved easily.
  • Paste the clipboard contents in as a commented selection.

Most of this works in VB .NET, C#, and C++. When you install MMM-Experts, it binds several of these functions to keystrokes (such as the next and previous function choices), and offers a single menu for access to everything.

MMM-Experts doesn't try to revolutionize the IDE or add really high-end capabilities. Instead, it's an inexpensive way to save yourself some work. You can download a trial version if you'd like to try it out.

About the Author

Mike Gunderloy has been developing software for a quarter-century now, and writing about it for nearly as long. He walked away from a .NET development career in 2006 and has been a happy Rails user ever since. Mike blogs at A Fresh Cup.


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