Just ran across this. Microsoft has released an internal tool called Snippet Designer. This is a Visual Studio 2008 Add-in, and is available from CodePlex. Snippets are invaluable in Visual Studio. Especially with WPF (does anyone really hand code a Dependency Property?). However, creating, editing and managing snippets has never been all that fun. I’ve tried numerous GUI applications that were meant to help you out here, but they never really worked all that well. In the end, I’ve always just resorted to doing things by hand, which works, but is a large enough barrier to entry that I don’t fix little problems in my snippets as often as I should. This tool looks very promising, though it has some issues. For instance, it fails to find my user snippets. It appears the code expects to find a %LocalAppData%\SnippetIndex.xml file, but there is no such thing. Also, when I open a Microsoft supplied snippet, the Error List complains about the snippet expansion macros. That’s sort of a cosmetic issue, but still one that bothers me.