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Window Management Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 2.0 Default Shortcut Option

Window Management Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 2.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations to move, close, or navigate among tool and document windows.

NoteNote:

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Command name

Shortcut keys

Description

View.NavigateBackward

CTRL + NUM *

Goes back to the previous document or window in the navigation history.

Window.ActivateDocumentWindow

ESC

Closes a menu or dialog box, cancels an operation in progress, or places focus in the current document window.

Window.CloseDocumentWindow

CTRL + F4

Closes the current MDI child window.

Window.CloseToolWindow

SHIFT + ESC

Closes the current tool window.

Window.Dockable

ALT + F6

Makes the current tool window dockable.

Window.NextDocumentWindow

CTRL + F6 CTRL + TAB

Cycle through the MDI child windows one window at a time.

Window.NextPane

F6

Moves to the next tool window.

Window.NextTab

CTRL + PAGE DOWN

Moves to the next tab in the document or window.

Window.PreviousDocumentWindow

CTRL + SHIFT + F6 CTRL + SHIFT + TAB

Moves to the previous document in the editor or designer.

Window.PreviousPane

SHIFT + F6

Moves to the previously selected window.

Window.PreviousTab

CTRL + PAGE UP

Moves to the previous tab in the document or window.

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