Integrated Help Shortcut Keys, General Development Settings

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

Command Name

Shortcut Keys

Description

Help.Contents

CTRL + ALT + F1

Displays the Contents window for the documentation contained in MSDN.

Help.F1Help

F1

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

Help.HowDoI

CTRL + F1

Displays How Do I.

Help.Index

CTRL + ALT + F2

Displays the Index window for the documentation contained in MSDN.

Help.NextTopic

ALT + DOWN ARROW

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

Help.PreviousTopic

ALT + UP ARROW

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

Help.Search

CTRL + ALT + F3

Displays the Visual Studio Help page, which allows you to search for words or phrases in the documentation contained in MSDN.

Help.Searchresults

SHIFT + ALT + F3

Displays the Search Results tab, which lists the topics that contain the string searched for from the Visual Studio Help page.

Help.WindowHelp

SHIFT + F1

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

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