Tool to create keyboard shortcuts that paste common data because code snippets don't work for C++ in Visual Studio 2008

So I was quite annoyed that code snippets doesn’t work for C++ in Visual Studio 2008.

So I have used a download of a program called KeyText for years. Since probably 2001. However, they no longer have a free version and so I set off to find a new program that was Open Source or FreeWare.

So far it is a no go. I think that such a tool is indispensable so I will probably have to purchase such a tool. Here is a list of tools I have found.

KeyText – $29.95 –

Keyboard Express – $24.99 –

QuickPhrase – $14.90 (download only) –

Hot Keyboard – $29.95 –

Template Manager – $9.95 –

Flash Paste – $29.95 – let me down…either that or I just did a poor job searching. While I still haven’t found an open source keyboard macro text pasting tool, there are some quality options above that are all low priced.


  1. Polprav says:

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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