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Dialog Editor Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations only when you work in the Dialog editor.

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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

Edit.CheckMnemonics

CTRL + M

Checks for duplicate mnemonics in the dialog box.

Format.AlignBottoms

CTRL + DOWN ARROW

Aligns the selected controls horizontally with the bottom-most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.AlignCenters

SHIFT + F9

Aligns the selected controls so that they are centered vertically on the dialog box.

Format.AlignLefts

CTRL + LEFT ARROW

Aligns the selected controls vertically with the left-most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.AlignMiddles

F9

Aligns the selected controls so that they are centered horizontally on the dialog box.

Format.AlignRights

CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

Aligns the selected controls vertically with the right-most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.AlignTops

CTRL + UP ARROW

Aligns the selected controls horizontally with the top most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.ButtonBottom

CTRL + B

Aligns selected controls along the bottom edge of the dialog box.

Format.ButtonRight

CTRL + R

Aligns the selected controls along the right edge of the dialog box.

Format.CenterHorizontal

CTRL + SHIFT + F9

Centers the control with the horizontal center of the dialog box.

Format.CenterVertical

CTRL + F9

Centers the control with the vertical center of the dialog box.

Format.SizetoContent

SHIFT + F7

Reduces or increases the size of the selected control to match the content of the control.

Format.SpaceAcross

ALT + RIGHT ARROW ALT + LEFT ARROW

Aligns the selected controls so that the controls are spaced evenly apart horizontally.

Format.SpaceDown

ALT + UP ARROW ALT + DOWN ARROW

Aligns the selected controls so that the controls are spaced evenly apart vertically.

Format.TabOrder

CTRL + D

Displays a number beside each control, indicating the order in which the controls are selected when you tab.

Format.TestDialog

CTRL + T

Displays a testable version of the current dialog box.

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