Text Selection Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 2.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations in text editors to select text in an open document.

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Command name

Shortcut keys

Description

Edit.CharLeftExtend

SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the left one character, extending the selection.

Edit.CharRightExtend

SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the right one character, extending the selection.

Edit.DocumentEndExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + END

Selects the text from the insertion point to the last line of the document.

Edit.DocumentStartExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + HOME

Selects the text from the insertion point to the first line of the document.

Edit.GotoBraceExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + ] CTRL + SHIFT + M

Moves the insertion point to the next brace, extending the selection.

Edit.LineDownExtend

SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Extends text selection down one line, starting at the location of the insertion point.

Edit.LineEndExtend

SHIFT + END

Selects text from the insertion point to the end of the current line.

Edit.LineStartExtend

SHIFT + HOME

Selects text from the insertion point to the start of the line.

Edit.LineUpExtend

SHIFT + UP ARROW

Selects text up, line by line, starting from the location of the insertion point.

Edit.PageDownExtend

SHIFT + PAGE DOWN

Extends selection down one page.

Edit.PageUpExtend

SHIFT + PAGE UP

Extends selection up one page

Edit.WordNextExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Extends the selection one word to the right.

Edit.WordPreviousExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Extends the selection one word to the left.

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