Recreate the Visual Studio Create GUID tool

Depending on the default settings under which you are running Visual Studio the Create GUID tool may not be present.
(Tools > Create GUID).

Create GUID tool in top menu
Create GUID tool in top menu

It is very easy to recreate. Simply click Tools > External Tools…, then Add. Populate the tool properties as such:

  • Title: Create &GUID
  • Command: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\guidgen.exe
  • Arguments: *leave this blank*
  • Initial Directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\

Click OK.

The 'Create External Tool' dialog
The ‘Create External Tool’ dialog


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As a developer my professional interests are technical and tend to be SharePoint focused. I've been working with SharePoint since 2009 and hope my posts will give back a little to the community that's supported me over this time. I'm also a keen runner (half-marathon) and passionate Brompton bicycle owner.

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