In this last post of the Moving from MZ-Tools 3.0 to 8.0 series, other minor features and enhancements will be mentioned:
The Autosave open documents feature allows you to save automatically the modified files periodically. It is configured in the Options window, Personal Options tab, Open Documents Autosaving section:
The Duplicate Current Line feature is present in many text editors and MZ-Tools 8.0 provides it too, although only through a keyboard shortcut:
The Default Properties feature can now be applied to a control on demand, not only when a control is added to a form:
And default properties can be applied to forms too, not only to controls:
The Open Build Output Folder feature adds a handy menu entry to a project in the Project Explorer to open the folder where the executable is generated:
The Sort Alphabetically Selected Lines feature is also handy in some scenarios, to sort lines of code.
In the Moving from MZ-Tools 3.0 to 8.0 series, we have seen all the new features and enhancements that were introduced after the MZ-Tools 3.0 version for VB6/VB5/VBA (released in October 2001) during many years in the versions 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 for Visual Studio, until the unified version 8.0 for all IDEs was released in October 2015. MZ-Tools 8.0 provides more features, allows more customization and flexibility, removes limitations of the version 3.0, improves the user interface, etc. with the goals of making you more productive and enhancing the quality of your projects. Thanks to the feedback received during all those years, it has become the great product that it is today.