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Visual C# Default Shortcut Keys

Visual Studio 2008

The Keyboard options of the integrated development environment (IDE) provide several pre-defined keyboard mapping schemes. Each scheme assigns commands to keyboard shortcuts so that you can perform actions without using a mouse.


When you select Visual C# Development Settings in the Import and Export Settings Wizard, the Visual C# 2005 keyboard mapping scheme is applied. Visual C# 2005 is the current keyboard mapping scheme. This is the keyboard mapping scheme that is applied to the integrated development environment (IDE) at initial startup. For more information, see How to: Change Select Settings.

To switch to the Visual C# keyboard mapping scheme

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Expand Environment, and then click Keyboard.

  3. Select Visual C# 2005 from the Apply the following application keyboard mapping scheme drop-down list.

For a poster of keyboard shortcuts, see Visual C# Keyboard Shortcut Reference Poster.

The following information explains the default key combinations available for the Visual C# keyboard mapping scheme.