Replacing text with a box selection


Keyboard:  ALT + Mouse
Versions:  2010
Published:  1/11/2010
Code:  vstipEdit0006 

 

You have been able to select a block of text for some time in Visual Studio by holding down the ALT key and making a selection.  With 2010 there is a new wrinkle however:  you can now do multi-line replacements of a box selection. 

Simply select a block of text (ALT + Mouse):

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Now type your replacement text:

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Voila!  Weapon of Mass Replacement 🙂  Enjoy!

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