Code view toolbar

The Code View toolbar provides you with easy access to many features that streamline the process of editing directly in the source code a web page or other file. The toolbar combines commonly-used commands from the Code View and IntelliSense submenus, which appear on the Edit menu, and other options.


Many features and commands you can use in the Code view of a page have keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see Keyboard shortcuts.

Code View toolbar buttons

  • The List Members Cc295576.f0d23c77-8315-49f6-a8b4-9b928c1f5820(en-us,Expression.10).gif, Parameter Info Cc295576.31f64f0a-90dc-48ad-97ab-adda3d377d58(en-us,Expression.10).gif, and Complete Word Cc295576.8846ec0d-7d83-4f9f-b169-159ad708b54c(en-us,Expression.10).gif buttons display IntelliSense shortcut menus to look up and insert code. The List Code Snippets Cc295576.8783702d-6889-4dc3-b337-e732062bf2cd(en-us,Expression.10).gif button displays a shortcut menu to look up and insert code snippets. For more information, see Use IntelliSense and Insert a code snippet.

  • The Follow Code Hyperlink Cc295576.dca96d89-7d76-4205-a053-5a8821a099ba(en-us,Expression.10).gif button goes to the destination of a hyperlink or code hyperlink. The Previous Code Hyperlink Cc295576.89be99bb-e03b-4782-a98a-73430d26d8f7(en-us,Expression.10).gif and Next Code Hyperlink Cc295576.a111e8ff-3b14-4b6e-987d-ac6c82ad3db2(en-us,Expression.10).gif buttons enable you to go back and forth in the history of hyperlinks you've followed. For more information, see Go to a hyperlink or bookmark (HTML anchor).

  • The Function Lookup box goes to and selects the code of the function you select from the drop-down box.

  • The Toggle Bookmark Cc295576.fac176f6-a816-4b00-95ff-2c52d2de941a(en-us,Expression.10).gif, Next Bookmark Cc295576.801cfe2f-12c9-4680-b630-6286301fc8da(en-us,Expression.10).gif, Previous Bookmark Cc295576.4f23f70a-7053-45d9-a2cc-134b6423023d(en-us,Expression.10).gif, and Clear Bookmarks Cc295576.a684d5d8-18c5-4ee6-9589-4d4691cf642b(en-us,Expression.10).gif buttons add or remove temporary bookmarks in your code and navigate between those bookmarks. For more information, see Add a temporary bookmark to code.

  • The Select Tag Cc295576.de6135e0-f3fe-45be-9e2f-5a6d4183f40a(en-us,Expression.10).gif, Find Matching Tag Cc295576.9c76d609-4e46-4313-bed8-cc82b76ad468(en-us,Expression.10).gif, Select Block Cc295576.7e04f392-4bc6-457d-9e93-1d6f2a67fa01(en-us,Expression.10).gif, and Find Matching Brace Cc295576.384fb2c7-ff5a-42d8-8238-97b135d1c3f1(en-us,Expression.10).gif buttons select a set of tags or braces and the content of those tags or braces, or find a matching tag or brace. For more information, see Select code.

  • The Insert Start Tag Cc295576.d26891b3-a3e1-4352-a653-26a41b9699f4(en-us,Expression.10).gif, Insert End Tag Cc295576.81ec8ded-93d5-4230-85c2-616db137d2ea(en-us,Expression.10).gif, and Insert Comment Cc295576.d53f8e2a-0b28-4d0e-b53d-97214b47edd8(en-us,Expression.10).gif buttons insert a start tag, end tag, or code comment. For more information, see Insert tags and comments.

  • Options turns on or off various code viewing options. For more information, see Format code.

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