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IntelliSense for CAML

Wow, we tried to do something similar for SharePoint features, which only partially succeeded. But this sounds like the real deal:

The CAML.NET IntelliSense extensions for Visual Studio 2010 is simply a must-have for SharePoint developers. It can help you tame that sometimes finicky, but ever-so-essential CAML language we all know and love.

You probably already know how to add the out-of-the-box SharePoint schemas to Visual Studio so you get IntelliSense when editing your CAML files.

This is a good first step, but CAML.NET Intellisense takes it even further by adding the following enhancements:

  • Extends the default schema files with detailed annotations imported directly from the SharePoint SDK documentation.
  • Adds a custom WPF IntelliSense Presenter to the Visual Studio environment for a greatly enhanced developer experience.
  • Automatically detects and downloads schema updates so you are always working with the most current information available.
  • Links directly to the online SDK documentation for the currently visible element, so you can “drill down” into the documentation with a single click.

Let’s face it – even with an up to date set of bookmarks, who wants to go searching all over the place for that missing tidbit that tells you just what that obscure attribute is for when you’re right in the middle of building the CAML for your spiffy new feature?

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