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Quickly paste GUIDs into various applications using hotkey Ctrl+Shift+V
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guid-generator-hotkey

Quickly paste GUIDs into various applications using hotkey Ctrl+Shift+V

Getting Started

Download and build project using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Works with Microsoft Visual C# Express Edition.

How it Works

When application is running Ctrl + Shift + V will generate a new GUID, copy it to the clipboard, and send the key sequence Ctrl + V to the active application using SendKeys.

Previously generated GUID can be pasted as many times as you like (until you copy something to the clipboard, or generate a new GUID).

Application even works when minimised.

Why did I create this tool?

I began writing some user documentation using DITA where each topic must have a unique ID. GUIDs are fairly useful in this scenario so I decided to create this little utility to make life easier.

After a while you forget this utility is even open, in fact I found myself wondering why it was not working after a reboot... doh! must run first...

I thought that others might find this tool useful, so here it is!

Options

There are several options:

  • Prefix :: Add prefix at start of GUID.
  • Remove GUID Hyphens :: When checked removes all hyphens from generated GUID.
  • Upper Case :: When checked converts GUID to upper case characters.

License

Copyright (c) 2012, Lea Hayes All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies, either expressed or implied, of the FreeBSD Project.

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