Visual C# Development Environment
Text Manipulation Shortcut Keys, Visual C# Scheme

The following shortcut key combinations can be used in text editors to delete, move, or format text in an open document.

NoteNote:

When you select Visual C# Development Settings in the Import and Export Settings Wizard, the Visual C# 2005 keyboard mapping scheme is applied. Visual C# 2005 is the current keyboard mapping scheme. This is the keyboard mapping scheme that is applied to the integrated development environment (IDE) at initial startup. For more information, see How to: Change Select Settings.

To switch to the Visual C# keyboard mapping scheme

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Expand Environment, and then click Keyboard.

  3. Select Visual C# 2005 from the Apply the following application keyboard mapping scheme drop-down list.

Command Name

Shortcut Keys

Description

Edit.BreakLine

ENTER

Inserts a new line.

NoteNote:

In some editors, such as Design view of the HTML Designer, ENTER behaves differently depending on the context. For more information, see the documentation for the editor you are using.

Edit.CharTranspose

CTRL + T

Swaps the characters on either side of the cursor. For example, AC|BD becomes AB|CD. Available only in text editors.

Edit.CollapseTag

CTRL + M, CTRL + T

Hides the selected HTML tag and displays an ellipsis (. . .) instead. You can view the complete tag as a tooltip by putting the mouse pointer over the . . ..

Edit.CollapseToDefinitions

CTRL + M, CTRL + O

Collapses existing regions to provide a high-level view of the types and members in the source file.

Edit.CommentSelection

CTRL + E, C

Inserts // at the start of the current line or every line of the current selection.

Edit.CompleteWord

CTRL + K, W or

CTRL + SPACE

Completes the current word in the completion list.

Edit.CopyParameterTip

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + C

Copies the parameter information displayed by IntelliSense to the Clipboard.

Edit.DeleteBackwards

BACKSPACE

Deletes one character to the left of the cursor.

Edit.DeleteHorizontalWhitespace

CTRL + E, \

Collapses white space in the selection, or deletes white space adjacent to the cursor if there is no selection.

Edit.FormatDocument

CTRL +E, D

Formats the current document according to the indentation and code formatting settings specified on the Formatting pane under Tools | Options | Text Editor | C#.

Edit.FormatSelection

CTRL + E, F

Formats the current selection according to the indentation and code formatting settings specified on the Formatting pane under Tools | Options | Text Editor | C#.

Edit.GenerateMethodSub

CTRL + K, M

Creates a new method declaration for the method call that the cursor is resting in.

For more information, see Generate Method Stub.

Edit.HideSelection

CTRL + M, CTRL + H

Hides the selected text. A signal icon marks the location of the hidden text in the file.

Edit.InsertTab

TAB

Indents the line of text a specified number of spaces.

Edit.InsertSnippet

CTRL + K, X

Displays the Code Snippet Picker. The selected code snippet will be inserted at the cursor position. For more information, see Code Snippets (C#).

Edit.LineCut

CTRL + L

Cuts all selected lines, or the current line if nothing has been selected, to the Clipboard.

Edit.LineDelete

CTRL + SHIFT + L

Deletes all selected lines, or the current line if no selection has been made.

Edit.LineOpenAbove

CTRL + ENTER

Inserts a blank line above the cursor.

Edit.LineOpenBelow

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

Inserts a blank line below the cursor.

Edit.LineTranspose

SHIFT + ALT + T

Moves the line that contains the cursor below the next line.

Edit.ListMembers

CTRL + J,

CTRL + K, L

Invokes the IntelliSense completion list.

Edit.MakeLowercase

CTRL + U

Changes the selected text to lowercase characters.

Edit.MakeUppercase

CTRL + SHIFT + U

Changes the selected text to uppercase characters.

Edit.OverTypeMode

INSERT

Toggles between insert and overtype insertion modes. Available only when you are working in text editors.

Edit.ParameterInfo

CTRL + SHIFT + SPACEBAR or

CTRL + K, P

Displays the name, number, and type of parameters required for the specified method.

Edit.PasteParameterTip

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + P

Pastes the previously copied parameter information from IntelliSense to the location indicated by the cursor.

Edit.StopHidingCurrent

CTRL + M, CTRL + U

Removes the outlining information for the currently selected region.

Edit.StopOutlining

CTRL + M, P

Removes all outlining information from the whole document.

Edit.SwapAnchor

CTRL + E, A

Swaps the anchor and end points of the current selection.

Edit.TabLeft

SHIFT + TAB

Moves selected lines to the left one tab stop.

Edit.ToggleAllOutlining

CTRL + M, L

Toggles all previously collapsed outlining regions between collapsed and expanded states.

Edit.ToggleOutliningExpansion

CTRL + M, M

Toggles the currently selected collapsed region between the

collapsed and expanded state.

Edit.ToggleTaskListShortcut

CTRL + E, T

Sets or removes a shortcut at the current line.

Edit.ToggleWordWrap

CTRL +E, W

Enables or disables wordwrap in an editor.

Edit.UncommentSelection

CTRL + E, U

Removes the comment syntax from the current line of code.

Edit.ViewWhiteSpace

CTRL + E, S

- or -

CTRL + R, CTRL + W

Shows or hides spaces and tab marks.

Edit.WordDeleteToEnd

CTRL + DELETE

Deletes the word to the right of the cursor.

Edit.WordDeleteToStart

CTRL + BACKSPACE

Deletes the word to the left of the cursor.

Edit.WordTranspose

CTRL + SHIFT + T

Transposes the words on either side of the cursor. For example, |End Sub would be changed to read Sub End|.