Friday, October 18, 2013

Adding GUID generator to Visual Studio 2010 Tools

While working on custom pipeline component , I had to create GUID for that particular component.

It's very easy ,

1. Go to Tools from Visual Studio Menu Bar
2. Select Create GUID 
3. Window will appear which gives options for creating New GUID , Copy and Exit
4. It allows to select the format out of four options




But, when I selected Tools - there was no Create GUID available. Well don't know why(if found reason - will update here)

Solution to this is to add the GUID generator to Tools.
1. Go to Tools from Visual Studio Menu Bar 
2. Select External Tools
3.Click on Add button




4.Give name to tool against the Title label(I have used GUID generator)
5.Next is provide Command, it is here where the path of guidgen.exe is provided.
6. Click on the ellipsis and browse to location"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\guidgen.exe"
7.Click ok
8.Go to Tools from Visual Studio Menu Bar
9.Now you can see GUID Generator


Will keep on posting as an when I find something to share!!!!!!!!!!!!

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