Insert Tag Snippet plugin for Windows Live Writer (that works with Windows 7)

Posted 10 March 2010  

The source code plugin that I use on my blog is great, but does require that I insert some escaped tags with special class names in the XHTML.

For years I’ve used the InsertTagSnippet plugin by Coskun Sunali to help me write posts – but on Windows 7, it doesn’t work well without running Live Writer elevated due to the location where it stores and modifies the snippet data file.

I’ve updated the code to use the local app data folder instead.

If you use the plugin and want to give this a try, uninstall the current version and grab it here. It includes the updated Ms-PL source.

Hope this helps. I’ll see about getting these changes into the CodePlex project at some point.

Jeff Wilcox is a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft on the Azure team.

Jeff has been at Microsoft since 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. Jeff lives in downtown Seattle.

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