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Changes to Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands

Because changes and additions to features in Visual C++ .NET, the following key combinations have been reassigned.

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

For more information on changing default combinations, see Customizing Shortcut Keys.

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. To display other variables windows, see:
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) Displays the next error in the Task List.
SHIFT + F4 GoToPrevErrorTag (Edit) Displays the previous error in the Task List.
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.

See Also

Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Keys | get.MyProfile, Visual Studio Home Page | Keyboard, Environment, Options Dialog Box | Shortcut Keys

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