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Project Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations to add new items to a project, build a project, or open files or projects.

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NoteNote

To see a list of shortcut keys that have changed or are no longer supported in Visual C++ .NET, see Obsolete Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands and Changes to Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands.

Command name

Shortcut keys

Description

Build.BuildSolution

F7

Builds the solution.

Build.Cancel

CTRL + BREAK

Cancels the build in progress.

Build.Compile

CTRL + F7

Creates an object file containing machine code, linker directives, sections, external references, and function/data names for the selected file.

File.NewFile

CTRL + N

Displays the New File dialog box where you can select a new file to add to the current project.

File.NewProject

CTRL + SHIFT + N

Displays the New Project dialog box where you can create projects and add them to the current solution.

File.OpenFile

CTRL + O

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

File.OpenProject

CTRL + SHIFT + O

Displays the Open Project dialog box where you can add existing projects to your solution.

File.AddExistingItem

SHIFT + ALT + A

Displays the Add Existing Item dialog box, which allows you to add an existing file to the current project.

File.AddNewItem

CTRL + SHIFT + A

Displays the Add New Item dialog box, which allows you to add a new file to the current project.

Project.Override

CTRL + ALT + INSERT

Allows you to override base class methods in a derived class. Available for C#.

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