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Mar 6, 2009

Shortcut keys for Visual Studio

Shortcut

Description

Ctrl-X or
Shift-Delete

Cuts the currently selected item to the clipboard

Ctrl-C or
Ctrl-Insert

Copies the currently selected item to the clipboard

Ctrl-V or
Shift-Insert

Pastes the item in the clipboard at the cursor

Ctrl-Z or
Alt-Backspace

Undo previous editing action

Ctrl-Y or
Ctrl-Shift-Z

Redo the previous undo action

Ctrl-Shift-V or
Ctrl-Shift-Insert

Pastes an item from the clipboard ring tab of the Toolbox at the cursor in the file and automatically selects the pasted item. Cycle through the items on the clipboard by pressing the shortcut keys repeatedly

Esc

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

Ctrl-S

Saves the selected files in the current project (usually the file that is being edited)

Ctrl-Shift-S

Saves all documents and projects

Ctrl-P

Displays the Print dialog

F7

Switches from the design view to the code view in the editor

Shift-F7

Switches from the code view to the design view in the editor

F8

Moves the cursor to the next item, for example in the TaskList window or Find Results window

Shift-F8

Moves the cursor to the previous item, for example in the TaskList window or Find Results window

Shift-F12

Finds a reference to the selected item or the item under the cursor

Ctrl-Shift-G

Opens the file whose name is under the cursor or is currently selected

Ctrl-/

Switches focus to the Find/Command box on the Standard toolbar

Ctrl-Shift-F12

Moves to the next task in the TaskList window

Ctrl-Shift-8

Moves backward in the browse history. Available in the object browser or Class View window

Alt-Left Arrow

Go back in the web browser history

Alt-Right Arrow

Go forward in the web browser history

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