Some of Visual Studio’s Shortcuts

January 6, 2009 | By

Visual Studio
Here are some Visual Studio shortcuts that helped me increase my coding speed.

  • Open Smart Tag: Ctrl + .
  • Cycle Clipboard Ring: Ctrl + Shift + V
  • Go to Definition: F12
  • Go to Line: Ctrl + G
  • Vertical Block Selection: Alt + Mouse or Shift + Alt + Right Arrow
  • View Properties Window: F4 or Alt + Enter
  • Comment Selection: Ctrl + K, Ctrl + C
  • Uncomment Selection: Ctrl + K, Ctrl + U
  • Toggle Code / Design Views: F7
  • Incremental Search: Ctrl + I
  • View Object Browser: Ctrl + Alt + J
  • Delete Line: Ctrl + L or Shift + Delete
  • Add New Item to Project: Ctrl + Shift + A
  • Find All References: Shift + F12
  • The Rename Refactor: Ctrl + R, R
  • Find All References: Shift + F12
  • Format Document: Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D
  • View Task List: Ctrl + \, Ctrl + T
  • Find in Files: Ctrl + Shift + F
  • Toggle Outlining Expansion: Ctrl + M, Ctrl + M
  • Save Any Output Window: Ctrl + S
  • Build Solution: Ctrl + Shift + B

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Comments (1)

  1. Ctrl+Shift+H is equivalent to Ctrl+H and does very smart job for find and replace. Further, first do Ctrl+F for find and then just press F3 for next match. Easy!

    A number of such short keys have made life easier. These ones are also worth looking at: http://dotnetspidor.blogspot.com/2009/06/22-visual-studio-short-keys-and-6-short.html

    Happy Programming!