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Text Manipulation Shortcut Keys, Visual C# 2005 Scheme 

The following shortcut key combinations can be used in text editors to delete, move, or format text in an open document.

NoteNote

The options available in dialog boxes, and the names and locations of menu commands you see, might differ from what is described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, click Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

Command Name Shortcut Keys Description

Edit.BreakLine

ENTER

Inserts a new line.

NoteNote

In some editors, such as Design view of the HTML Designer, ENTER behaves differently depending on the context. For more information, see the documentation for the editor you are using.

Edit.CharTranspose

CTRL + T

Swaps the characters on either side of the cursor. For example, AC|BD becomes AB|CD. Available only in text editors.

Edit.CollapseTag

CTRL + M, CTRL + T

Hides the selected HTML tag and displays an ellipsis (. . .) instead. You can view the complete tag as a tooltip by putting the mouse pointer over the . . ..

Edit.CollapseToDefinitions

CTRL + M, CTRL + O

Automatically determines logical boundaries for creating regions in code, such as procedures, and then hides them.

Edit.CommentSelection

CTRL + E, CTRL + C

Marks the current line of code as a comment by using the correct comment syntax for the programming language.

Edit.CompleteWord

CTRL + K, CTRL + W

Displays Word Completion based on the current language.

Edit.CopyParameterTip

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + C

Copies the parameter information displayed by IntelliSense to the Clipboard.

Edit.DeleteBackwards

BACKSPACE

Deletes one character to the left of the cursor.

Edit.DeleteHorizontalWhitespace

CTRL + E, CTRL + \

Collapses white space in the selection, or deletes white space adjacent to the cursor if there is no selection.

Edit.FormatDocument

CTRL +E, CTRL + D

Applies the indenting and space formatting for the language as specified on the Formatting pane of the language in the Text Editor section of the Options dialog box.

Edit.FormatSelection

CTRL + E, CTRL + F

Correctly indents the selected lines of code based on the surrounding lines of code.

Edit.GenerateMethodSub

CTRL + K, CTRL + M

Creates a new method declaration for the method call that the cursor is resting in.

For more information, see Generate Method Stub.

Edit.HideSelection

CTRL + M, CTRL + H

Hides the selected text. A signal icon marks the location of the hidden text in the file.

Edit.InsertTab

TAB

Indents the line of text a specified number of spaces.

Edit.InsertSnippet

CTRL + K, CTRL + X

Insert Code Snippet.

For more information, see Code Snippets (C#).

Edit.LineCut

CTRL + L

Cuts all selected lines, or the current line if nothing has been selected, to the Clipboard.

Edit.LineDelete

CTRL + SHIFT + L

Deletes all selected lines, or the current line if no selection has been made.

Edit.LineOpenAbove

CTRL + ENTER

Inserts a blank line above the cursor.

Edit.LineOpenBelow

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

Inserts a blank line below the cursor.

Edit.LineTranspose

SHIFT + ALT + T

Moves the line that contains the cursor below the next line.

Edit.ListMembers

CTRL + J

Lists members of the current class for statement completion when you are modifying code.

Edit.MakeLowercase

CTRL + U

Changes the selected text to lowercase characters.

Edit.MakeUppercase

CTRL + SHIFT + U

Changes the selected text to uppercase characters.

Edit.OverTypeMode

INSERT

Toggles between insert and overtype insertion modes. Available only when you are working in text editors.

Edit.ParameterInfo

CTRL + SHIFT + SPACEBAR

Displays a tooltip that contains information about the current parameter, based on the current language. Available only in Source view of the HTML Designer.

Edit.PasteParameterTip

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + P

Pastes the previously copied parameter information from IntelliSense to the location indicated by the cursor.

Edit.StopHidingCurrent

CTRL + M, CTRL + U

Removes the outlining information for the currently selected region.

Edit.StopOutlining

CTRL + M, CTRL + P

Removes all outlining information from the whole document.

Edit.SwapAnchor

CTRL + E, CTRL + A

Swaps the anchor and end points of the current selection.

Edit.TabLeft

SHIFT + TAB

Moves selected lines to the left one tab stop.

Edit.ToggleAllOutlining

CTRL + M, CTRL + L

Toggles all previously marked hidden text sections between hidden and display states.

Edit.ToggleOutliningExpansion

CTRL + M, CTRL + M

Toggles the currently selected hidden text section between the hidden and display state.

Edit.ToggleTaskListShortcut

CTRL + E, CTRL + T

Sets or removes a shortcut at the current line.

Edit.ToggleWordWrap

CTRL +E, CTRL + W

Enables or disables wordwrap in an editor.

Edit.UncommentSelection

CTRL + E, CTRL + U

Removes the comment syntax from the current line of code.

Edit.ViewWhiteSpace

CTRL + E, CTRL + S

- or -

CTRL + R, CTRL + W

Shows or hides spaces and tab marks.

Edit.WordDeleteToEnd

CTRL + DELETE

Deletes the word to the right of the cursor.

Edit.WordDeleteToStart

CTRL + BACKSPACE

Deletes the word to the left of the cursor.

Edit.WordTranspose

CTRL + SHIFT + T

Transposes the words on either side of the cursor. For example, |End Sub would be changed to read Sub End|.

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