The Object Browser: Creating a Keyboard Shortcut for Add to References

Command:  View.ObjectBrowserAddReferenceVersions:  2008,2010Published:  9/3/2010Code:  vstipTool0085   I f the other developers laugh at your phone foo then you need the Windows Phone 7 Developer Portal!  Go visit it today!   There is a command for almost anything you can do in the Object Browser.  You can see this by going to Tools -> Options ->…

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Understanding Commands: Simple Commands

Keyboard:  CTRL + ALT + AMenu:  View -> Other Windows -> Command WindowCommand:  View.CommandWindowVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/8/2010Code:  vstipTool0067   Just about everything you do in Visual Studio comes with an associated command.  But WHAT is a command?  According to the MSDN documentation commands “allow direct interaction with the integrated development environment (IDE) from the keyboard. Many…

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Create a Shortcut Key for a Macro

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> KeyboardCommand:  Tools.CustomizeKeyboardVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/7/2010Code:  vstipTool0066   We covered creating shortcuts in vstipTool0063.  Assuming you have a macro you would like to attach a shortcut key to, you can easily make your macros accessible.  Let’s do an example to show you how.  First, go to Tools -> Options -> Keyboard :…

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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…

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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…

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Create Code Shortcuts in the Task List

Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + H [toggles the shortcut on or off]Menu:  Edit -> Bookmarks -> Add Task List ShortcutCommand:  Edit.ToggleTaskListShortcutVersions:  2008,2010Published:  6/8/2010Code:  vstipTool0030   You can create shortcuts to lines of code that you want to revisit later.  It’s easy!  Just go to any line of code then press CTRL + K, CTRL…

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