Visual C# Development Environment
Window Management Shortcut Keys, Visual C# Scheme

The following shortcut key combinations can be used to move, close, or navigate within tool and document windows.

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

View.FullScreen

SHIFT + ALT + ENTER

Toggles Full Screen mode on and off.

View.NavigateBackward

CTRL + MINUS (-)

Goes back to the previous document or window in the navigation history.

View.NavigateForward

CTRL + EQUALS (=)

Moves forward to the document or window next in the navigation history.

Window.ActivateDocumentWindow

ESC

Closes a menu or dialog box, cancels an operation in progress, or puts focus in the current document window.

Window.CloseDocumentWindow

CTRL + F4

Closes the current tab.

Window.CloseToolWindow

SHIFT + ESC

Closes the current tool window.

Window.MoveToNavigationBar

CTRL + F2

Moves the cursor to the drop-down bar located at the top of the code editor when the editor is in Code view or Server Code view.

Window.NextDocumentWindow

CTRL + F6

Cycles through the MDI child windows one window at a time.

Window.NextDocumentWindowNav

CTRL + TAB

Displays the IDE Navigator, with the first document window selected.

Window.NextPane

ALT + F6

Moves to the next tool window.

Window.NextTab

CTRL + PAGE DOWN

Moves to the next tab in the document or window.

Window.NextToolWindowNav

ALT + F7

Displays the IDE Navigator, with the first tool window selected.

Window.PreviousDocumentWindow

CTRL + SHIFT + F6

Moves to the previous document in the editor or designer.

Window.PreviousDocumentWindowNav

CTRL + SHIFT + TAB

Displays the IDE Navigator, with the previous document window selected.

Window.PreviousPane

SHIFT + ALT + F6

Moves to the previously selected window.

Window.PreviousSplitPane

SHIFT + F6

Moves to the previous pane of a document in split-pane view.

Window.PreviousTab

CTRL + PAGE UP

Moves to the previous tab in the document or window.

Window.PreviousToolWindowNav

SHIFT + ALT + F7

Displays the IDE Navigator with the previous tool window selected.

Window.ShowEzMDIFileList

CTRL + ALT + DOWN ARROW

Displays a pop-up listing all open documents only.