Bob Lair, software engineer for Vertigo Software, Inc. who developed the IBuySpy Store application says: "The way Visual Studio .NET handles data connections and commands-the ability to drop that on the page and build the connection string-is very sweet."Bob
has written all the code to build connections and command objects manually.That's why he's
especially interested in letting Visual Studio
.NET do all the work.Macro Development Environment Visual Studio
.NET comes equipped with a rich automation object model for customizing, automating, and extending the integrated development environment.To best take advantage of this automation model from within the IDE, Visual Studio
.NET provides the Visual Studio macros environment.This environment allows you to rapidly customize the behavior of Visual Studio
.NET and automate repetitive processes to save time and effort.Recording macros helps you learn the automation object model.You can run them from the Macro Explorer or the Command window, or bind them to key combinations.The automation object model has also been significantly expanded and upgraded.