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Global Shortcut Keys, General Development Settings

The following shortcut key combinations can be used in various locations in the integrated development environment (IDE).

Command Name

Shortcut Keys

Description

Diagram.Properties

ALT + ENTER

Switches focus from the diagram to the Properties window.

Edit.Copy

CTRL + C

—or—

CTRL + INSERT

Copies the selected item to the system clipboard.

Edit.Cut

CTRL + X

—or—

SHIFT + DELETE

Deletes the selected item from the file and copies it to the system clipboard.

Edit.CycleClipboardRing

CTRL + SHIFT + INSERT

—or—

CTRL + SHIFT + V

Pastes an item from the Clipboard Ring tab of the Toolbox to the insertion point in the file and automatically selects the pasted item. You can review each item on the Clipboard by repeatedly pressing the shortcut keys.

Edit.DecreaseFilterLevel

ALT + PLUS SIGN (+)

When you are using IntelliSense filtering, changes the filter level from the Common tab to the All tab.

Available only when you edit Visual Basic files.

Edit.Delete

DELETE

Deletes one character to the right of the insertion point.

Edit.FindAllReferences

SHIFT + F12

Displays the reference of the selection in the code.

Edit.IncreaseFilterLevel

ALT + PERIOD

When you are using IntelliSense filtering, changes the filter level from the All tab to the Common tab.

Available only when you edit Visual Basic files.

Edit.OpenFile

CTRL + SHIFT + G

Displays the Open File dialog box where you can select a file to open.

Edit.Paste

CTRL + V

—or—

SHIFT + INSERT

Inserts the Clipboard contents at the insertion point.

Edit.Redo

CTRL + SHIFT + Z

—or—

CTRL + Y

—or—

SHIFT + ALT + BACKSPACE

Restores the previously undone action.

Edit.SelectionCancel

ESC

Closes a menu or dialog box, cancels an operation in progress, or puts focus in the current document window.

Edit.Undo

ALT + BACKSPACE

—or—

CTRL + Z

Reverses the last editing action.

File.Print

CTRL + P

Displays the Print dialog box where you can select printer settings.

File.SaveAll

CTRL + SHIFT + S

Saves all documents in the current solution and any files in the external files project.

File.SaveSelectedItems

CTRL + S

Saves the selected items in the current project.

Tools.GoToCommandLine

CTRL + /

Puts the pointer in the Find/Command box on the Standard toolbar.

View.Backward

ALT + LEFT ARROW

Displays the previous page in the viewing history. Available only in the Web Browser window.

View.EditLabel

F2

Lets you change the name of the selected item in Solution Explorer.

View.Forward

ALT + RIGHT ARROW

Displays the next page in the viewing history. Available only in the Web Browser window.

View.ToggleDesigner

F7

Displays the selected item in Code view of the editor.

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