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Changes to Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands

Due to changes and addition of features in Visual C++, the following key combinations have been reassigned.

NoteNote

Many key combinations have been removed. For more information, see Obsolete Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands.

For information on changing default combinations, see How to: Work with Keyboard Shortcuts.

File, Project, View, and Window Management Keyboard Shortcut Changes

Visual C++ 6.0 key combination

Version 6.0 command(s) and scope

Comment

CTRL + SHIFT + G

FileGoTo (File)

Obsolete.

CTRL + ALT + P

ProjectSelectTool (Project)

Obsolete.

ALT + 4

ActivateVariablesWindow (View)

Displays the Locals window. See Variable Windows for more information.

CTRL + W

ClassWizard (View)

Obsolete. See Where Are ClassWizard and WizardBar in Visual C++ .NET? for more information.

ALT + F6

WindowDockingView (Window management)

Obsolete. This key command now displays the next window pane.

A window's ability to dock depends on the current view and the window type. See Window Types for more information.

Debugger Keyboard Shortcut Changes

Visual C++ 6.0 key combination

Version 6.0 command(s)

Comment

CTRL + F11

DebugToggleMixedMode

This command still toggles between the code and the disassembler, but you must be in Break mode to use the key combination.

Alt + F11

DebugMemoryNextFormat

Obsolete. This key combination now opens the Macro Explorer.

Editing and Dialog Layout Keyboard Shortcut Changes

Visual C++ 6.0 key combination

Version 6.0 command(s) and scope

Comment

F4

GoToNextErrorTag (Edit)

You can double-click an error in the Output Window to locate it in the code editor. This global key command displays the next error.

SHIFT + F4

GoToPrevErrorTag (Edit)

You can double-click an error in the Output Window to locate it in the code editor. This global key command displays the previous error.

CTRL + J

ConditionalUp (Edit)

Obsolete.

F8

SelectChar (Edit)

Obsolete. You can use the StickyKeys accessibility feature to toggle selection mode. See Microsoft Windows Help for using this feature.

CTRL + T

TypeInfo (Edit)

Obsolete. In the text editor, this key combination now transposes selected characters. (Edit.CharTranspose)

ALT + UP ARROW

LayoutSpaceEvenlyDown (Dialog Layout)

Obsolete. Use CTRL + DOWN ARROW.

Image Editor and Tools Keyboard Shortcut Changes

The Visual C++ 6.0 keyboard shortcuts in the Image Editor are no longer available. For an updated list, see Accelerator Keys for the Image Editor.

Key combination

Version 6.0 command(s) and scope

Comment

CTRL + B

ImagePickupBrush (Image editor)

Obsolete.

INSERT

ImageNewDevice (Image editor)

Obsolete.

CTRL + SHIFT + N

ImageOutlinedRoundRectTool (Image editor)

Obsolete.

CTRL + SHIFT + E

ImageOutlinedEllipseTool (Image editor)

Obsolete.

ALT + F12

Browse (Tools)

Obsolete.

Insert Keyboard Shortcut Changes

Visual C++ 6.0 key combination

Version 6.0 command(s)

Comment

CTRL + 1

InsertDialog

Obsolete. Use the Add Resource dialog box.

CTRL + 2

InsertMenu

Obsolete. Use the Add Resource dialog box.

CTRL + 3

InsertCursor

Obsolete. Use the Add Resource dialog box or use the Add New Item dialog box (CTRL + SHIFT + A) and from the Templates pane, select Cursor (.cur).

CTRL + 4

InsertIcon

Obsolete. Use the Add Resource dialog box, or use the Add New Item dialog box (CTRL + SHIFT + A) and from the Templates pane, select Icon (.ico).

CTRL + R

InsertResource

Obsolete. Use the Add Resource dialog box, or use the Add New Item dialog box (CTRL + SHIFT + A) and from the Templates pane, select Resource file (.rc).

To add an existing resource file, Use the Add Existing Item dialog box and locate the .rc file to add.

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