Visual Studio: Where did my macros go


So I have this open-source project that I created a couple of years ago that helps the Dynamics CRM .NET developer upgrade their code from Dynamics CRM 4.0 to the programming model we now use with Dynamics CRM, which started with Dynamics CRM 2011.

I have only had 68 downloads of this project since it was uploaded, and I have always thought that was rather low.  This week, when I went to use it myself, I found out why:  Microsoft decided to remove the Macros capability in Visual Studio 2012.

Their official statement was that their usage data showed that less than 1% of developers used that feature.  I guess this is one of those few times in life that being in the 1% is just not good, huh?


It does, however, look like there may be some help circumventing this problem, in the form of Visual Studio extensions:

I have yet to try either of these, and I am sure there are others, so if anyone has any experience with running and/or editing macros created with Visual Studio 2010 or before, I’d like to know about it.

Vote It Up!

Here is the UserVoice topic was created to give feedback on bringing back macros as built-in functionality. You can add your vote , if you so wish:

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