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Tool Windows Shortcut Keys, Brief Scheme 

Use the following shortcut key combinations to display specific tool windows.

Command Shortcut keys Description

Tools.CodeSnippetManager

CTRL + K, CTRL + B

—or—

CTRL + L, CTRL + B

Displays the Code Snippets Manager, which allows you to search for and insert code snippets into files.

View.BookmarkWindow

CTRL + K, CTRL + W

—or—

CTRL + L, CTRL + W

Displays the Bookmark window.

View.ClassView

CTRL + SHIFT + C

Displays the Class View window.

View.ClassViewGoToSearchCombo

CTRL + K, CTRL + V

Places focus in the Class View Search box.

View.CodeDefinitionWindow

CTRL + SHIFT + V

—or

CTRL + L, CTRL + D

—or—

CTRL + \, D

Displays the Definition window.

View.CommandWindow

CTRL + ALT + A

Displays the Command window, which allows you to type commands that manipulate the IDE.

View.DocumentOutline

CTRL + ALT + D

Displays the Document Outline window to view the flat or hierarchical outline of the current document.

View.ErrorList

CTRL + \, CTRL + E

—or—

CTRL + \, E

Displays the Error List window.

View.Output

CTRL + ALT + O

—or—

SHIFT + ALT + 2

Displays the Output window to view status messages at run time.

View.NextTask

CTRL + SHIFT + F12

—or—

F4

Moves to the next task or comment in the Task List window.

View.ResourceView

CTRL + SHIFT + E

Displays the Resource View window.

View.ServerExplorer

CTRL + ALT + S

Displays the Server Explorer window, which allows you to view and manipulate database servers, event logs, message queues, Web services, and many other operating system services.

View.SolutionExplorer

CTRL + ALT + L

Displays Solution Explorer, which lists the projects and files in the current solution.

View.TaskList

CTRL + ALT + K

—or—

CTRL + \, CTRL + T

—or—

CTRL + \, T

Displays the Task List window where you customize, categorize, and manage tasks, comments, shortcuts, warnings and error messages.

View.Toolbox

CTRL + ALT + X

Displays the Toolbox, which contains controls and other items that can be included or used with your code.

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