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Tip 6.15: You can prompt for arguments when you run an external tool

May 17, 2012

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

To finish the customization of the external tools, you can check Prompt For Arguments if you need to enter or edit values each time you run the tool.

So now, if she needs to specify which file she wants Notepad to open, she’s prompted for the file name, which is the argument for notepad.exe.

And recall that you can set the Initial Directory, where Notepad is going to look for files.

Happy Programming! =)

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