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GUIDGen AddIn for Visual Studio.NET

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An Add-In that replaces and extends the GUID Generator component included with Visual Studio.NET

Version 2.1 What's New?

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Description

GUIDGen.NET is an addin that replaces and extends the GUID Generator component included with Visual Studio.NET.

  • All the formats provided by the standard component are supported, plus two other commonly-used formats.
  • The ability to directly insert the results in the IDE's text editor without having to paste from the clipboard.
  • Insert new GUIDs using the current settings without showing the UI.
  • Optionally include an unformatted GUID as a comment before the main formatted one.
  • Optionally generate "classic" GUIDs: those generated by UuidCreateSequential instead of UuidCreate. For security reasons, UuidCreate was modified so that it no longer uses a machine's MAC address to generate UUIDs. UuidCreateSequential was introduced to allow creation of UUIDs using the MAC address of a machine's Ethernet card.
  • Create GUIDs using lowercase or uppercase characters.
  • Run in standalone mode using RUNDLL32. Just create a shortcut to rundll32.exe <path>\GuidGenNet.dll,ShowDialog
  • Use the addin in macros using two named commands: GGShowDialog and GGInsertGUID. The first command displays the UI and the second one directly inserts a GUID in the text editor using the current settings.
  • Default keybindings: GGShowDialog(alt+g,alt+d) and GGInsertGUID(alt+g,alt+i)

Installation

Just double-click on the GuidGenNetSetup.msi file.

Usage

To use the GUIDGen addin, click on the add-in button and select one of the options. The add-in will then insert a new GUID in the selected format in the current active document or copy the text to the clipboard.

Supported formats

  1. Using the IMPLEMENT_OLECREATE macro
    // {DEF47E1-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
    IMPLEMENT_OLECREATE(<< class >>, << external_name >>,
    0x0DEF47E1, 0xE23A, 0x11D3, 0xB4, 0xD0, 0x82, 0x08, 
      0xCC, 0xE0, 0xC8, 0x29);
  2. Using the DEFINE_GUID macro
    // {DEF47E6-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
    DEFINE_GUID(<< name >>,
    0xDEF47E6, 0xE23A, 0x11D3, 0xB4, 0xD0, 0x82, 0x08, 0xCC,
      0xE0, 0xC8, 0x29);
  3. Creating a static GUID
    // {DEF47E8-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
    static const GUID << name >> = { 0xDEF47E8, 0xE23A, 0x11D3, 
      { 0xB4, 0xD0, 0x82, 0x08, 0xCC, 0xE0, 0xC8, 0x29 } };
  4. Using the standard registry format
    {DEF47EA-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829}
  5. Using a "plain", undecorated format
    DEF47EC-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829
  6. Using the uuid() format
    __declspec(uuid("DEF47EE-E23A-11D3-B4D0-8208CCE0C829"))

When selecting any of the first three formats, GUIDGen will work in "batch mode", creating a new GUID each time the "Insert" or "Copy" buttons are clicked, but the dialog will not be closed. The dialog will be closed when the "Exit" button is pressed. For the other formats the dialog will be closed after the button is pressed.

Updates

Version 2.1 (05/18/04)

  • Added support for Visual Studio 2003
  • Now the GUIDs can be created in using uppercase or lowercase.
  • Administrative installs are now supported.

Version 2.0 (03/01/02)

  • Initial release

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Comments and Discussions

 
Generalplz support VS2005 Pin
nitstheone10-Nov-06 21:15
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Thomas Helzle15-Sep-07 1:24
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QuestionAny plans to support VC++ 2005? Pin
Thomas Helzle17-Mar-06 3:51
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GeneralStartup failure Pin
Sid Price22-Jun-04 10:22
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