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Window Management Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations to move, close, or navigate among tool and document windows.

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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

View.FullScreen

SHIFT + ALT + ENTER

Toggles Full Screen mode on and off.

View.NavigateBackward

CTRL + -

Goes back to the previous document or window in the navigation history.

View.NavigateForward

CTRL + SHIFT + -

Moves forward to the document or window next in the navigation history.

Window.ActivateDocumentWindow

ESC ALT + 0

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

Window.CloseDocumentWindow

CTRL + F4

Closes the current MDI child window.

Window.CloseToolWindow

SHIFT + ESC

Closes the current tool window.

Window.NextDocumentWindow

CTRL + F6 CTRL + TAB

Cycle through the MDI child windows one window at a time.

Window.NextPane

ALT + F6

Moves to the next tool window.

Window.NextSplitPane

F6

Moves to the next pane of a split pane view of a single document.

Window.NextTab

CTRL + PAGE DOWN

Moves to the next tab in the document or window.

Window.PreviousDocumentWindow

CTRL + SHIFT + F6 CTRL + SHIFT + TAB

Moves to the previous document in the editor or designer.

Window.PreviousPane

SHIFT + ALT + F6

Moves to the previously selected window.

Window.PreviousSplitPane

SHIFT + F6

Moves to the previous pane of a document in split pane view.

Window.PreviousTab

CTRL + PAGE UP

Moves to the previous tab in the document or window.

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