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 Cc295576.50536b26-b422-4902-931a-59955db53265(en-us,Expression.30).png, Parameter Info Cc295576.a2c9f51d-8886-4844-8144-344be99eedb2(en-us,Expression.30).png, and Complete Word Cc295576.6678e531-68f4-4b86-91e4-782c34bb5b4d(en-us,Expression.30).png buttons display IntelliSense shortcut menus to look up and insert code. The List Code Snippets Cc295576.7527da22-9c3f-4b0e-92d3-bd09225701ee(en-us,Expression.30).png 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.ee3d9488-5e68-4ebb-96c6-510a20dcdca7(en-us,Expression.30).png button goes to the destination of a hyperlink or code hyperlink. The Previous Code Hyperlink Cc295576.6c19f594-41fe-43c1-987d-b52065428ba9(en-us,Expression.30).png and Next Code Hyperlink Cc295576.aa759bdc-4e44-4445-ae58-27099caee3f0(en-us,Expression.30).png 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 Cc295576.1d3eb98a-6bb8-4526-a414-5e8743d126a5(en-us,Expression.30).png, Next Bookmark Cc295576.5405970b-4046-46a0-a493-d0f573420c11(en-us,Expression.30).png, Previous Bookmark Cc295576.21a78a50-631d-4f45-88fb-c1ba290d3f35(en-us,Expression.30).png, and Clear Bookmarks Cc295576.44ae1f63-b48c-4800-a88f-8c17ef68c77c(en-us,Expression.30).png 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.bbacdfe3-cf80-4c4b-add3-b615069d3ab4(en-us,Expression.30).png, Find Matching Tag Cc295576.a1d5ea45-3ce2-4446-8db4-853506059471(en-us,Expression.30).png, Select Block Cc295576.12c9cde9-a2f1-4196-9962-337d11ba0d3f(en-us,Expression.30).png, and Find Matching Brace Cc295576.4e5911d3-f675-4e11-b426-a1acff9b3917(en-us,Expression.30).png 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 Cc295576.86b2cde5-f125-42ea-91d6-faaffed008a3(en-us,Expression.30).png, Insert End Tag Cc295576.7d8bdc1c-1d3b-474a-a62a-750a56c8430f(en-us,Expression.30).png, and Insert Comment Cc295576.a66e591a-8f67-465f-a57c-416ff9957659(en-us,Expression.30).png 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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