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Integrated Help Shortcut Keys, Visual C# 2005 Scheme 

The following shortcut key combinations can be used to view and move among topics in Help.

NoteNote

The options available in dialog boxes, and the names and locations of menu commands you see, might differ from what is described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, click Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

Command Name Shortcut Keys Description

Help.Contents

CTRL + F1, CTRL + C

Displays the Contents window for the documentation that is contained in MSDN.

Help.DynamicHelp

Ctrl + F1, CTRL + D

Displays Dynamic Help window.

Help.F1Help

F1

Displays a topic from Help that corresponds to the current user interface selected.

Help.HelpFavorites

CTRL + F1, CTRL + F

Displays Help Favorites.

Help.HowDoI

CTRL + F1, CTRL + h

Displays How Do I page that corresponds to the selected user settings.

Help.Index

CTRL + F1, I

Displays the Index window for the documentation that is contained in MSDN.

Help.IndexResults

Ctrl + F1, Ctrl + T

Displays the Index Results window

Help.NextTopic

ALT + DOWN ARROW

-or-

ALT + RIGHT ARROW

Displays the next topic in the table of contents. Available only in the Help (Web) browser window.

Help.PreviousTopic

ALT + UP ARROW

OR

ALT + LEFT ARROW

Displays the previous topic in the table of contents. Available only in the Help (Web) browser window.

Help.Search

CTRL + F1, CTRL + S

Displays the Visual Studio Help page with the Search tab active. This page enables you to search for words or phrases in the documentation that is contained in MSDN.

Help.Searchresults

CTRL + F1, CTRL + R

Displays the Visual Studio Help page with the Search tab and with the focus in the list of topics that the most recent search produced.

Help.WindowHelp

SHIFT + F1

Displays a topic from Help that corresponds to the current user interface.

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