Useful Visual Studio shortcut keys


































































































































Shortcut Keys


Association


F8/Shift-F8


Navigate compilation errors


Ctrl-D


Move to mini-buffer


Ctrl-Shift-G in mini-buffer or
Ctrl-O in mini-buffer


Open file name in mini-buffer (Ctrl-O seems to open stuff Ctrl-Shift-G does not)


“> command” in mini-buffer


Execute command


Ctrl+/


Move to mini-buffer, typing the leading > for you


Ctrl-Alt-A


Open the command window


Ctrl-PageUp in HTML Design View


Open source view


Ctrl-PageDown in HTML Source View


Open design view


F7 in Form Design View


Open source view


Shift-F7 in Form Source View


Open design view


Ctrl-Alt-L


Solution Explorer


F4 or Alt-Enter


Properties of selected item


Ctrl-Shift-B


Build


F5


Debug


Ctrl-F5


Run, but not debug


Ctrl-Alt-J


Object Browser


Ctrl-Shift-C


Class View


Ctrl-Space when typing a symbol


Complete the symbol you’re currently typing or give you a choice of possibilities


Ctrl-Space when entering arguments


Show the function prototype


“-” (no quotes) as the name of a menu item


Menu item becomes a separator


Ctrl-K Ctrl-F


Reformat selection


}


Reformat scope being closed


Ctrl-K Ctrl-C


Comment out selected lines


Ctrl-K Ctrl-U


Uncomment selected lines


Ctrl-}


Match braces, brackets or compiler directives


Shift-Ctrl-}


Select match between braces, brackets or compiler directives


Ctrl-L or Shift-Del or
Ctrl-X w/ no selection


Delete entire line


Ctrl-Del


Delete next “word”


Alt-F6


Next visible pane (not for use with all windows unpinned)


Ctrl-Shift-F12


Jumps to next *whatever*, depending on what’s active, e.g. next find result, next task, next error, etc.


Ctrl-“-“/Ctrl-Shift-“-” (no quotes)


Jumps to last/next place you worked


Ctrl-C in the Class View


Copies fully qualified name to the Clipboard


Ctrl-M Ctrl-M


Collapse or expand a region or outlined block (as marked by the [+] and [-] on the left hand side of the editor).


Ctrl-M Ctrl-O


Collapse everything in the current file


Ctrl-M Ctrl-L


Expand everything in the current file


F12


Jump to the current symbol’s declaration


Ctrl-G, line #, Enter or
Ctrl-D, line #, Ctrl-G


Jump to line


Ctrl-I/Ctrl-Shift-I + string


Incremental search for string


Ctrl-R+Ctrl-R


Turn on/off word wrap


Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow


Scroll window up/down without moving the cursor away from the current line


Shift+Alt+Arrows
(Alt+Mouse works, too)


Column selection (include of line selection)

Comments (2)

  1. RSS It All says:

    Shortcut Keys Association F8/Shift-F8 Navigate compilation errors Ctrl-D Move to mini-buffer Ctrl-Shift

  2. OK it got off to a slow start, but things started picking up Wednesday morning. I guess the MVP summit