Accessing the Toolbars Using the Keyboard

Windows: ALT (Menu Bar); CTRL + TAB (Move Next) Versions: 2005, 2008, 2010 Code: vstipTool0124     You can quickly access your toolbars via the keyboard. Just press ALT to access the Menu Bar:     Then use CTRL + TAB to rotate through the Menu Bar and all the toolbars:     Once you…


Keyboard Shortcuts: Reset All Your Shortcuts

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Environment -> KeyboardCommand:  Tools.CustomizeKeyboardVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/5/2010Code:  vstipTool0064   If you ever mess up your keyboard shortcuts and just want to reset all the shortcuts back to their default settings you can use the nuclear option by using the Reset button in Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Keyboard:   When…


Keyboard Shortcuts: Creating New Shortcuts

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> KeyboardCommand:  Tools.CustomizeKeyboardVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/4/2010Code:  vstipTool0063   So you want to create a new keyboard shortcut but don’t know how to do it?  Let’s walkthrough an example to show you how!  First, go to Tools -> Options -> Keyboard:     Now let’s assume we want to modify the “View.ViewCode” command…


Keyboard Shortcuts: Additional Mapping Schemes

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> KeyboardCommand:  Tools.CustomizeKeyboardVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/3/2010Code:  vstipTool0062   One of the most important places you can go in Visual Studio is the Tools -> Options -> Keyboard area:   In vstipTool0061 we looked at how to find shortcut keys for given commands.  Now we will focus on the “Apply the following additional…


Find Keyboard Shortcuts

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> KeyboardCommand:  Tools.CustomizeKeyboardVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/2/2010Code:  vstipTool0061   Ever just want to see what keyboard shortcuts there are for something?  Let’s say, for example, that you want to see if View -> Code has any keyboard shortcuts.  A quick look at the Menu doesn’t reveal anything:   But that’s not the end…