Visual C# Development Environment
Project Shortcut Keys, Visual C# Scheme

The following shortcut key combinations can be used to add new items to a project, build a project, open files, or open projects.

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

Build.BuildSolution

F6 or

CTRL + SHIFT + B

Builds all the projects in the solution.

Build.BuildSelection

SHIFT + F6

Builds the selected project and its dependencies.

Build.Cancel

CTRL + BREAK

Stops the current build.

File.NewFile

CTRL + N

Displays the New File dialog box where you can select a new file to add to the current project.

File.NewProject

CTRL + SHIFT + N

Displays the New Project dialog box.

File.OpenFile

CTRL + O

Displays the Open File dialog box.

File.OpenProject

CTRL + SHIFT + O

Displays the Open Project dialog box where you can add existing projects to your solution.

Project.AddClass

SHIFT + ALT + C

Displays the Add New Item dialog box and selects Class template as default.

Project.AddExistingItem

SHIFT + ALT + A

Displays the Add Existing Item dialog box, which lets you add an existing file to the current project.

Project.AddNewItem

CTRL + SHIFT + A

Displays the Add New Item dialog box, which lets you add a new file to the current project.

Project.Override

CTRL + ALT + INSERT

Lets you override base class methods in a derived class.