Quickly swap assignment operands

It often happens that you need to swap the operands of an assignment. For example, say that you have this set of assignments:

p1.FirstName = m_FirstNamep1.LastName = m_LastName

and later in your source code you want to add a similar set of assignments, but with reversed operands:

m_FirstName = p1.FirstNamem_LastName = p1.LastName

Here’s a macro that lets you perform this operation automatically:

Sub SwapOperands()    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.StartOfLine _        (vsStartOfLineOptions.vsStartOfLineOptionsFirstText)    DTE.ExecuteCommand("Edit.Find")    DTE.Find.Action = vsFindAction.vsFindActionFind    DTE.Find.FindWhat = "="    DTE.Find.Target = vsFindTarget.vsFindTargetCurrentDocument    DTE.Find.MatchCase = False    DTE.Find.MatchWholeWord = False    DTE.Find.Backwards = False    DTE.Find.MatchInHiddenText = False    DTE.Find.PatternSyntax = vsFindPatternSyntax.vsFindPatternSyntaxLiteral    DTE.Find.Execute()    DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindFindReplace).Close()    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.Delete()    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.StartOfLine _        (vsStartOfLineOptions.vsStartOfLineOptionsFirstText, True)    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.Cut()    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.EndOfLine()    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.Text = "= "    DTE.ActiveDocument.Selection.Paste()End Sub

For best usability, you should store this macro in a macro module, then assign a convenient shortcut to it, for example (two keystrokes): Ctrl-Shift-V, Ctrl-Shift-V. You can do this assignment from the Keyboard page in the Tools-Options dialog box. To execute the macro, place the caret on the assignment statement and press the shortcut you assigned to it.

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