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Text Manipulation Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations in text editors to delete, move, and format text in an open document.

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To see a list of shortcut keys that have changed or are no longer supported in Visual C++ .NET, see Obsolete Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands and Changes to Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands.

Command name

Shortcut keys

Description

Edit.BreakLine

ENTER SHIFT + ENTER

Inserts a new line.

Edit.CharTranspose

CTRL + T

Swaps the characters on either side of the insertion point. For example, AC|BD becomes AB|CD. Available only in text editors.

Edit.ClearBookmarks

CTRL + SHIFT + F2 CTRL + K, CTRL + L

Removes all unnamed bookmarks in the current document.

Edit.CollapsetoDefinitions

CTRL + M, CTRL + O

Automatically determines logical boundaries for creating regions in code, such as procedures, and then hides them.

Edit.CommentSelection

CTRL + K, CTRL + C

Marks the current line of code as a comment, using the correct comment syntax for the programming language.

Edit.CompleteWord

CTRL + SPACE ALT + RIGHT ARROW

Displays Word Completion based on the current language.

Edit.Delete

DELETE

Deletes one character to the right of the cursor.

Edit.DeleteBackwards

BACKSPACE SHIFT + BACKSPACE

Deletes one character to the left of the cursor.

Edit.DeleteHorizontalWhiteSpace

CTRL + K, CTRL + \

Collapses white space in the selection, or deletes white space adjacent to the cursor if no selection.

Edit.FormatDocument

CTRL + K, CTRL + D

Applies the indenting and space formatting for the language as specified on the Formatting pane of the language in the Text Editor section of the Options dialog box.

Edit.FormatSelection

ALT + F8 CTRL + K, CTRL + F

Correctly indents the selected lines of code based on the surrounding lines of code.

Edit.HideSelection

CTRL + M, CTRL + H

Hides the selected text. A signal icon marks the location of the hidden text in the file.

Edit.InsertTab

TAB

Indents the line of text a specified number of spaces, such as five.

Edit.LineCut

CTRL + L SHIFT + ALT + L

Cuts all selected lines, or the current line if nothing has been selected, to the clipboard.

Edit.LineDelete

CTRL + SHIFT + L

Deletes all selected lines, or the current line if no selection has been made.

Edit.LineOpenAbove

CTRL + ENTER

Inserts a blank line above the insertion point.

Edit.LineOpenBelow

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

Inserts a blank line below the insertion point.

Edit.LineTranspose

SHIFT + ALT + T

Moves the line containing the insertion point below the next line.

Edit.MakeLowercase

CTRL + U

Changes the selected text to lowercase characters.

Edit.MakeUppercase

CTRL + SHIFT + U

Changes the selected text to uppercase characters.

Edit.OvertypeMode

INSERT

Toggles between insert and overtype insertion modes. Available only when working in text editors.

Edit.StopHidingCurrent

CTRL + M, CTRL + U

Removes the outlining information for the currently selected region.

Edit.StopOutlining

CTRL + M, CTRL + P

Removes all outlining information from the entire document.

Edit.SwapAnchor

CTRL + R, CTRL + P

Swaps the anchor and end points of the current selection.

Edit.TabLeft

SHIFT + TAB

Moves selected lines to the left one tab stop.

Edit.ToggleAllOutlining

CTRL + M, CTRL + L

Toggles all previously marked hidden text sections between hidden and display states.

Edit.ToggleBookmark

CTRL + F2 CTRL + K, CTRL + K

Sets or removes a bookmark at the current line.

Edit.ToggleOutliningExpansion

CTRL + M, CTRL + M

Toggles the currently selected hidden text section between the hidden and display state.

Edit.ToggleTaskListShortcut

CTRL + K, CTRL + H

Sets or removes a shortcut at the current line.

Edit.ToggleWordWrap

CTRL + R, CTRL + R

Enables or disables word wrap in an editor.

Edit.UncommentSelection

CTRL + K, CTRL + U

Removes the comment syntax from the current line of code.

Edit.ViewWhiteSpace

CTRL + SHIFT + 8 CTRL + R, CTRL + W

Shows or hides spaces and tab marks.

Edit.WordDeleteToEnd

CTRL + DELETE

Deletes the word to the right of the insertion point.

Edit.WordDeleteToStart

CTRL + BACKSPACE

Deletes the word to the left of the insertion point.

Edit.WordTranspose

CTRL + SHIFT + T

Transposes the words on either side of the insertion point. For example, main int would be changed to read int main.

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