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Project Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 2.0 Default Shortcut Option 

Use the following shortcut key combinations to add new items to a project, build a project, or open files or projects.

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Command name Shortcut keys Description

Build.BuildSolution

SHIFT + F8

Builds the solution.

Build.Cancel

CTRL + BREAK

Cancel the build in progress.

Build.Compile

CTRL + F8

Creates an object file containing machine code, linker directives, sections, external references, and function/data names for the selected file.

Build.RebuildSolution

ALT + F8

Rebuilds the solution

Project.AddResource

CTRL + R

Add resource to current project.

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 where you can create projects and add them to the current solution.

File.OpenFile

CTRL + O CTRL + F12

Displays the Open File dialog box where you can select to open an existing file.

File.OpenProject

CTRL + SHIFT + O

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

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