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Control Manipulation Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations to move, select, and change the size of controls on design surfaces.

NoteNote

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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.MoveControlDown

DOWN ARROW CTRL + DOWN ARROW

Moves the selected control down in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlDownGrid

DOWN ARROW

Moves the selected control down in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlLeft

LEFT ARROW CTRL + LEFT ARROW

Moves the control to the left in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlLeftGrid

LEFT ARROW

Moves the control to the left in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlRight

RIGHT ARROW CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

Moves the control to the right in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlRightGrid

RIGHT ARROW

Moves the control to the right in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlUp

UP ARROW CTRL + UP ARROW

Moves the control up in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlUpGrid

UP ARROW

Moves the control up in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.SelectNextControl

TAB

Moves to the next control on the page.

Edit.SelectPreviousControl

SHIFT + TAB

Moves back to the previously selected control on the page.

Edit.SizeControlDown

SHIFT + DOWN ARROW CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Increases the height of the control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlDownGrid

SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Increases the height of the control in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlLeft

SHIFT + LEFT ARROW CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Reduces the width of the control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlLeftGrid

SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Reduces the width of the control in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlRight

SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Increases the width of the control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlRightGrid

SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Increases the width of the control in increments of 8 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlUp

SHIFT + UP ARROW CTRL + SHIFT + UP ARROW

Decreases the height of the control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlUpGrid

SHIFT + UP ARROW

Decreases the height of the control in increments of 8 on the design surface.

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