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Team Explorer Keyboard Shortcut Commands

Team Foundation provides several ways to accomplish tasks using your keyboard. This accessibility topic contains expanding procedures that you can try these steps on. However, since all of these are for keyboard users, there are no separate keyboard sections.

In Team Explorer, the hierarchy structure can be expanded node by node by pressing ENTER or all nodes at once by pressing UP or DOWN arrow keys to highlight a node and then the RIGHT ARROW key, the asterisk (*), or the PLUS SIGN (+) keys on the numeric keypad to expand a node. Use the LEFT ARROW key or the MINUS SIGN (-) key on the numeric keypad to collapse a node.

NoteNote

The numeric keypad shortcuts do not work on laptops or keyboards without a numeric keypad.

Use the following shortcut keys when viewing a work item.

Command Shortcut keys Task

Add Work Item

ALT+ M, I

Opens the Add Work Item menu and makes all work items available.

Add Related Work Item

ALT+ M, W

Opens the Add Work Item menu and makes all work items available.

Go To Work Item

ALT+ M, G

Opens the Go To Work Item dialog box where you can enter the desired work item number to open.

Add Query

ALT+ M, Q

Opens a new query.

Add Work Items with Excel

ALT+ M, X

Opens an instance of Microsoft Excel to use when adding work items.

Add Work Items with Project

ALT+ M, J

Opens an instance of Microsoft Project to use when adding work items.

Use the following shortcut keys when viewing a query.

Command Shortcut keys Task

Add Work Item

ALT+ M, I

Opens the Add Work Item menu and makes all work items available.

Add Related Work Item

ALT+ M, W

Opens the Add Work Item menu and makes all work items available.

Go To Work Item

ALT+ M, G

Opens a Go To Work Item dialog box to enter the desired work item number to open.

Add Query

ALT+ M, Q

Opens a new work item query.

Run Query

ALT+ M, Y

- or -

F5

Runs the open work item query.

Stop Query

ALT+ M, Q

Stops the currently open work item query from continuing to run.

Insert Clause

ALT+ M, C, I

Inserts a clause at the cursor’s insertion point into the currently open work item query.

Delete Clauses

ALT+ M, C, D

Deletes the selected clause(s) in the currently open work item query.

Group Clauses

ALT+ M, C, G

Groups the selected clauses in the currently open work item query.

Ungroup Clauses

ALT+ M, C, U

Ungroups the selected clauses in the currently open work item query.

Column Options

Alt + L

Opens the Column Options dialog box where you can adjust which columns are returned in your work item query. You can also adjust the column sort order.

Use the following shortcut keys when viewing a results list.

Command Shortcut keys Task

Add Work Item

ALT+ M, I

Opens the Add Work Item menu and makes all work items available.

Add Related Work Item

ALT+ M, W

Opens the Add Work Item menu and makes all work items available.

Go To Work Item

ALT+ M, G

Opens a Go To Work Item dialog box to enter the desired work item number to open.

Add Query

ALT+ M, Q

Opens a new query.

Add Work Items with Excel

ALT+ M, X

Opens an instance of Microsoft Excel to use when adding work items.

Add Work Items with Project

ALT+ M, J

Opens an instance of Microsoft Project to use when adding work items.

See Also

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