The best way to avoid syntax errors and unnecessary typing is to store frequently used code in the Visual InterDev toolbox. It takes a few seconds and it saves hours of annoyance. For example, I can never remember the exact syntax of the Include statement. Rather that searching through old files for the code, I now just drag a copy from the toolbox. Try this:
- In VID’s Source editor, type or paste the code that you frequently use.
- Select the HTML tab of the toolbox.
- Select the code.
- Drag the code to the toolbox and drop it there.
- Right-click the new tool, click Rename Item and give the snippet a meaningful name.
From now on, whenever you need the code, such as:
you can just drag it from the toolbox. Warning: if you click the Reset button in the Customize Toolbox window, you’ll lose your custom tools.