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Visual Studio Command Aliases

Aliases provide a means for entering a command into the Find/Command box or Command window by shortening the text needed to execute the command. For example, instead of entering >File.OpenFile to display the Open File dialog box, you can use the pre-defined alias >of.

Type alias in the Commandwindow to display a list of the current aliases and their definitions. Type >cls to clear the contents of the Command window. If you want to see an alias for a specific command, type alias <command name>.

You can easily create your own alias for one of the Visual Studio commands (with or without arguments). For example, the syntax for aliasing File.NewFile MyFile.txt is alias MyAlias File.NewFile MyFile.txt. You can delete one of your aliases with alias <alias name> /delete

The table below contains a list of the pre-defined Visual Studio command aliases. Some command names have more than one pre-defined alias. Click the links for the command names below to display detailed topics that explain the correct syntax, arguments, and switches for those commands.

Command Name

Alias

Complete Name

Print Command

?

Debug.Print

Quick Watch Command

??

Debug.Quickwatch

Add New Project

AddProj

File.AddNewProject

Alias Command

Alias

Tools.Alias

Autos window

Autos

Debug.Autos

Breakpoints window

bl

Debug.Breakpoints

Toggle Breakpoint

bp

Debug.ToggleBreakPoint

Call Stack window

CallStack

Debug.CallStack

Clear Bookmarks

ClearBook

Edit.ClearBookmarks

Close

Close

File.Close

Close All Documents

CloseAll

Window.CloseAllDocuments

Clear All

cls

Edit.ClearAll

Command mode

cmd

View.CommandWindow

View Code

code

View.ViewCode

List Memory Command

d

Debug.ListMemory

List Memory Command as ANSI

da

Debug.ListMemory /Ansi

List Memory Command One Byte format

db

Debug.ListMemory /Format:OneByte

List Memory Command as ANSI with Four Byte format

dc

Debug.ListMemory /Format:FourBytes /Ansi

List Memory Command Four Byte format

dd

Debug.ListMemory /Format:FourBytes

Delete to BOL

DelBOL

Edit.DeleteToBOL

Delete to EOL

DelEOL

Edit.DeleteToEOL

Delete Horizontal Whitespace

DelHSp

Edit.DeleteHorizontalWhitespace

View Designer

designer

View.ViewDesigner

List Memory Command Float format

df

Debug.ListMemory/Format:Float

Disassembly window

disasm

Debug.Disassembly

List Memory Command Eight Byte format

dq

Debug.ListMemory /Format:EightBytes

List Memory Command as Unicode

du

Debug.ListMemory /Unicode

Evaluate Statement Command

eval

Debug.EvaluateStatement

Exit

Exit

File.Exit

Format Selection

format

Edit.FormatSelection

Full Screen

FullScreen

View.FullScreen

Start Command

g

Debug.Start

Go To Command

GotoLn

Edit.GoTo

Go to Brace

GotoBrace

Edit.GotoBrace

F1Help

Help

Help.F1Help

Immediate Mode

immed

Tools.ImmediateMode

Insert File as Text

InsertFile

Edit.InsertFileAsText

List Call Stack Command

kb

Debug.ListCallStack

Make Lower Case

Lcase

Edit.MakeLowercase

Cut Line

LineCut

Edit.LineCut

Delete Line

LineDel

Edit.LineDelete

List Members

ListMembers

Edit.ListMembers

Locals window

Locals

Debug.Locals

Log Command Window Output Command

Log

Tools.LogCommandWindowOutput

Command Window Mark Mode

mark

Tools.CommandWindowMarkMode

Memory window

Memory Memory1

Debug.Memory1

Memory Window 2

Memory2

Debug.Memory2

Memory Window 3

Memory3

Debug.Memory3

Memory Window 4

Memory4

Debug.Memory4

Set Radix Command

n

Debug.SetRadix

ShowWebBrowser Command

nav navigate

View.ShowWebBrowser

Next Bookmark

NextBook

Edit.NextBookmark

New File Command

nf

File.NewFile

New Project

np NewProj

File.NewProject

Open File Command

of Open

File.OpenFile

Open Project Command

op

File.OpenProject

Collapse to Definitions/Stop Outlining

OutlineDefs StopOutlining

Edit.CollapsetoDefinitions

Step Over

p

Debug.StepOver

Parameter Information

ParamInfo

Edit.ParameterInfo

Step Out

pr

Debug.StepOut

Previous Bookmark

PrevBook

Edit.PreviousBookmark

Print File

print

File.Print

Properties Window

props

View.PropertiesWindow

Stop

q

Debug.StopDebugging

Redo

redo

Edit.Redo

Registers window

registers

Debug.Registers

Run to Cursor

rtc

Debug.RunToCursor

Save Selected Items

save

File.SaveSelectedItems

Save All

SaveAll

File.SaveAll

Save As

SaveAs

File.SaveSelectedItemsAs

Shell Command

shell

Tools.Shell

Stop Find In Files

StopFind

Edit.FindInFiles /stop

Swap Anchor

SwapAnchor

Edit.SwapAnchor

Step Into

t

Debug.StepInto

Tabify Selection

tabify

Edit.TabifySelection

Tasklist window

TaskList

View.TaskList

Threads window

Threads

Debug.Threads

Tile Horizontally

TileH

Window.TileHorizontally

Tile Vertically

TileV

Window.TileVertically

Toggle Bookmark

ToggleBook

Edit.ToggleBookmark

Toolbox window

toolbox

View.Toolbox

List Disassembly Command

u

Debug.ListDisassembly

Make Uppercase

Ucase

Edit.MakeUppercase

Undo

undo

Edit.Undo

Untabify Selection

Untabify

Edit.UntabifySelection

Watch window

Watch

Debug.WatchN

Toggle Word Wrap

WordWrap

Edit.ToggleWordWrap

List Processes

|

Debug.ListProcesses

List Threads Command

~ ~*k ~*kb

Debug.ListThreads Debug.ListTheads /AllThreads

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