Keyboard shortcuts in Blend

 

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Project shortcuts

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Create a new projectCTRL+SHIFT+N
Open a project or solution (not a site)CTRL+SHIFT+O
Close a solutionCTRL+SHIFT+C
Save a copy of the solution or siteCTRL+SHIFT+P
Add an existing item to the projectCTRL+I
Add a reference to a DLL (WPF)ALT+SHIFT+R
Build the projectCTRL+SHIFT+B
Test the project or siteF5
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Switch between open documentsCTRL+TAB
Save the active documentCTRL+S
Save all documentsCTRL+SHIFT+S
Close the active documentCTRL+W
Close all open documentsCTRL+SHIFT+W
Undo the last actionCTRL+Z
Redo the last action that was undoneCTRL+Y or CTRL+SHIFT+Z
Create a design-time annotationCTRL+SHIFT+T
CutCTRL+X
CopyCTRL+C
PasteCTRL+V
DeleteDELETE
Find text (XAML view or JavaScript editor only)CTRL+F
Find the next occurrence of text (XAML view or JavaScript editor only)F3 or CTRL+H
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Create a new itemCTRL+N
Duplicate an objectHold down ALT and drag the object
Reparent an objectDrag the object over a layout panel and press ALT
Edit the text in a controlF2 (ESC to exit)
Edit a control (WPF)CTRL+E
Make the selected objects the same widthCTRL+SHIFT+1
Make the selected objects the same heightCTRL+SHIFT+2
Make the selected objects the same sizeCTRL+SHIFT+9
Flip the selected object horizontallyCTRL+SHIFT+3
Flip the selected object verticallyCTRL+SHIFT+4
Select multiple objectsHold down CTRL
Select multiple adjacent objectsHold down SHIFT
Fit the selection to the screen sizeCTRL+9
Pin active containerCTRL+SHIFT+D
Nudge selected objectsArrow keys
Auto size widthCTRL+SHIFT+5
Auto size heightCTRL+SHIFT+6
Group objects into a layout panelCTRL+G
Ungroup objectsCTRL+SHIFT+G
Bring the selected object to the frontCTRL+SHIFT+]
Bring forwardCTRL+]
Send the selected object to the backCTRL+SHIFT+[
Send backwardCTRL+[
Make a user control from the selected objects (WPF)F8
Constrain proportions of objectsHold down SHIFT while dragging the object
Rotate an object in 15-degree incrementsHold down SHIFT while rotating the object
Make a clipping pathCTRL+7
Release a clipping pathCTRL+SHIFT+7
Make a compound pathCTRL+8
Release a compound pathCTRL+SHIFT+8
Lock selectionCTRL+L
Unlock all objectsCTRL+SHIFT+L
Show selectionCTRL+T
Hide selectionCTRL+3
Select all objectsCTRL+A
Clear selection of all objectsCTRL+SHIFT+A
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Switch between Design, Code, and Split viewsF11
Zoom in on the artboardCTRL+EQUAL SIGN
Zoom out on the artboardCTRL+MINUS SIGN (-)
Zoom in or out on the artboardRotate the mouse wheel
Move the artboard left or rightSHIFT and rotate the mouse wheel
Move the artboard up or downCTRL and rotate the mouse wheel
Fit the selection to the screen sizeCTRL+0
View the artboard at actual sizeCTRL+1
Show or hide handlesF9
Show or hide object boundariesCTRL+SHIFT+H
Switch between Design, XAML, and Split viewsF11
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Switch between Animation and Design workspacesCTRL+F11
Show or hide the Assets panelCTRL+PERIOD
Show or hide the Results panelF12
Show or hide all panelsF4
Reset the active workspace layoutCTRL+SHIFT+R
Pan the workspaceHold down SPACEBAR
Temporarily use the Selection tool (while a different tool remains selected)Hold down CTRL
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