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Dialog Editor Shortcut Keys, Brief Scheme 

Use the following shortcut key combinations in the Dialog editor.

Command Shortcut keys Description

Edit.CheckMnemonics

CTRL + M

Checks for duplicate mnemonics in the dialog box.

Edit.MoveControlDown

DOWN ARROW

Moves the selected control down in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlLeft

LEFT ARROW

Moves the selected control to the left in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlRight

RIGHT ARROW

Moves the selected control to the right in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.MoveControlUp

UP ARROW

Moves the selected control up in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.ScrollColumnLeft

CTRL + LEFT ARROW

Scrolls to the left in Dialog Editor.

Edit.ScrollColumnRight

CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

Scrolls to the right in Dialog Editor.

Edit.ScrollLineDown

CTRL + DOWN ARROW

Scrolls towards the bottom of the Dialog Editor

Edit.ScrollLineUp

CTRL + UP ARROW

Scrolls towards the top of the Dialog Editor.

Edit.SizeControlDown

SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Increases the height of the selected control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlLeft

SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Reduces the width of the selected control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlRight

SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Increases the width of the selected control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Edit.SizeControlUp

SHIFT + UP ARROW

Decreases the height of the selected control in increments of 1 on the design surface.

Format.AlignBottoms

CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Aligns the selected controls horizontally with the bottom-most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.AlignCenters

SHIFT + F9

Aligns the selected controls so that they are centered vertically on the dialog box.

Format.AlignLefts

CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Aligns the selected controls vertically with the left-most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.AlignMiddles

F9

Aligns the selected controls so that they are centered horizontally on the dialog box.

Format.AlignRights

CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Aligns the selected controls vertically with the right-most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.AlignTops

CTRL + SHIFT + UP ARROW

Aligns the selected controls horizontally with the top most control selected on the dialog box.

Format.ButtonBottom

CTRL + B

Aligns selected controls along the bottom edge of the dialog box.

Format.ButtonRight

CTRL + R

Aligns the selected controls along the right edge of the dialog box.

Format.CenterHorizontal

CTRL + SHIFT + F9

Centers the selected control with the horizontal center of the dialog box.

Format.CenterVertical

CTRL + F9

Centers the selected control with the vertical center of the dialog box.

Format.CheckMnemonics

CTRL + M

Checks for duplicate mnemonics in the dialog box.

Format.SizetoContent

SHIFT + F7

Reduces or increases the size of the selected control to match the content of the control.

Format.SpaceAcross

ALT + RIGHT ARROW ALT + LEFT ARROW

Aligns the selected controls so that the controls are spaced evenly apart horizontally.

Format.SpaceDown

ALT + UP ARROW

—or—

ALT + DOWN ARROW

Aligns the selected controls so that the controls are spaced evenly apart vertically.

Format.TabOrder

CTRL + D

Displays a number beside each control, indicating the order in which the controls are selected when you tab.

Format.TestDialog

CTRL + T

Displays a testable version of the current dialog box.

Format.ToggleGuides

CTRL + G

Cycles between no grid, guidelines, and grid for dialog editing.

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