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Control Manipulation Shortcut Keys, Visual C# 2005 Scheme 

The following shortcut key combinations can be used to move, select, and change the size of controls on design surfaces.

NoteNote

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Command Name Shortcut Keys Description

Edit.MoveControlDown

DOWN ARROW

Moves the selected control down in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlDownGrid

CTRL + DOWN ARROW

Moves the selected control down in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlLeft

LEFT ARROW

Moves the control to the left in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlLeftGrid

CTRL + LEFT ARROW

Moves the control to the left in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlRight

RIGHT ARROW

Moves the control to the right in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlRightGrid

CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

Moves the control to the right in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlUp

UP ARROW

Moves the control up in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlUpGrid

CTRL + UP ARROW

Moves the control up in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.SelectNextControl

TAB

Moves to the next control on the page based on the Tabindex property of the control.

Edit.SelectPreviousControl

SHIFT + TAB

Moves back to the previously selected control on the page.

Edit.ShowTileGrid

ENTER

Displays the grid on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlDown

SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Increases the height of the control in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlDownGrid

CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Increases the height of the control in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlLeft

SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Reduces the width of the control in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlLeftGrid

CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Reduces the width of the control in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlRight

SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Increases the width of the control in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlRightGrid

CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Increases the width of the control in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlUp

SHIFT + UP ARROW

Decreases the height of the control in increments of 1 pixel on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlUpGrid

CTRL + SHIFT + UP ARROW

Decreases the height of the control in increments of 8 pixels on the design surface.

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