Alt-F3, C Selects or clears the Match Case option for Find and Replace operations Alt-F3, R Selects or clears the Regular Expression option so that special characters can be used in Find and Replace operations Ctrl-H Displays the Replace dialog Ctrl-Shift-H Displays the Replace in Files dialog Ctrl-Shift-I Performs an incremental search in reverse direction Alt-F3, S Halts the current Find in Files operation Alt-F3, B Selects or clears the Search Up option for Find and Replace operations Alt-F3, W Selects or clears the Match Whole Word option for Find and Replace operations Alt-F3, P Selects or clears the Wildcard option for Find and Replace operations Help Shortcut Description Ctrl-Alt-F1 Displays the Contents window for the documentation Ctrl-F1 Displays the Dynamic Help window, which displays different topics depending on what items currently have focus. These shortcut keys in visual studio are segregated into different sections according to their usage. Context name True when Editor contexts editorFocus An editor has focus, either the text or a widget. If the cursor is on an opening brace, this will move to the corresponding closing brace and vice versa Ctrl-K, Ctrl-N Moves to the next bookmark in the document Ctrl-K, Ctrl-P Moves to the previous bookmark Ctrl-K, Ctrl-I Displays Quick Info, based on the current language Ctrl-Down Arrow Scrolls text down one line but does not move the cursor. Last time when I posted some of the shortcuts I got some response that it would be good shortcuts would in tabular format and even would be more useful if they are sorted by some categories.
Here I am sharing almost all of the shorcuts and they are sorted in different categories intabular format. To remove a specific key binding, add a - to the command and the rule will be a removal rule. Note: files created this way are not associated with a project. Keymap extensions Keyboard shortcuts are vital to productivity and changing keyboarding habits can be tough. Videos are usually a part of a series. In the code editor, you could use Comment button to comment the code snippet.
Commenting can be anywhere other than in the line or before the line but the best practices are to the right or above. There's a good chance at least one of them will be new to you. If you find an answer to your question, mark it as the answer. This is effectively an undo for the View. Ctrl-F5 Runs the code without invoking the debugger. In multiprocess debugging, you can right-click and select Show Modules for all programs Ctrl-B Opens the New Breakpoint dialog Ctrl-Alt-Q Displays the Quick Watch dialog with the current value of the selected expression. Available only in the Help browser window Ctrl-Alt-F3 Displays the Search window, which allows you to search for words or phrases in the documentation Shift-Alt-F3 Displays the Search Results window, which displays a list of topics that contain the string searched for from the Search window.
If there is no selection, this inserts a tab stop Shift-Tab Moves current line or selected lines one tab stop to the left Backspace or Shift-Backspace Deletes one character to the left of the cursor Ctrl-K, Ctrl-C Marks the current line or selected lines of code as a comment, using the correct comment syntax for the programming language Ctrl-K, Ctrl-U Removes the comment syntax from the current line or currently selected lines of code Ctrl-T or Shift-Enter Swaps the characters on either side of the cursor. I did above steps and achieved following - 1. You can add a custom keyboard shortcut to do exactly what you want. Available only in text editors Ctrl-K, Ctrl-L Removes all unnamed bookmarks in the current document Ctrl-M, Ctrl-O Automatically determines logical boundaries for creating regions in code, such as procedures, and then hides them. I would like to add one: Ctrl-. It doesn't delete the code, it just removes the icon that lets you expand and collapse. Available only in text editors Ctrl-Right Arrow Moves the cursor one word to the right Ctrl-Left Arrow Moves the cursor one word to the left Ctrl-Shift-1 Navigates to the next definition, declaration, or reference of an item.
If you find an answer helpful, click the Helpful button. The one challenge is finding a decent keyboard shortcut that isn't already taken. And also we can add our own keyboard bindings, at the end of this post I will explain. Susan Ibach is a developer evangelist at Microsoft Canada. I don't know why it is not working Please suggest me the solution. WindowPane , it did not work.
The caret is moved to the end of the block comment. Even if a line is partly selected, the comment mark is inserted in the beginning of this line. Is there any way to add a new shortcut? Available only in break mode Ctrl-Shift-F9 Clears all of the breakpoints in the project Ctrl-Alt-D Displays the Disassembly window Ctrl-F9 Enables or disables the breakpoint on the current line of code. Peek Definition Alt+F12 When you're going through your code and you want to examine the code in the method you're calling, many programmers will use the F12 key or the pop-up menu option Go To Definition. Rename Ctrl+ R, Ctrl+ R. Normally part of a series. I am gonna talk about the shortcuts for Windows, for Mac, just replace ctrl with cmd key.
If you find an answer to your question, mark it as the answer. Available only in break mode. I find those shortcuts to be pretty annoying, as they require me to use both hands to press those key combinations. Available only in text editors Ctrl-Up Arrow Scrolls text up one line but does not move the cursor. So it would be helpful to know these shortcuts for any developer using Visual Studio.
As far as I know, the Code Snippets Manager only displays information on the folder or code snippet file selected in the folder list. If the focus is in a source window, the Dynamic Help window will display help topics that are relevant to the text under the cursor F1 Displays a topic from Help that corresponds to the part of the user interface that currently has the focus. A User Showcase of the Unity Game Engine. This is particularly useful when you do not have debugging symbols available for the code you are looking at. Here you can change the keys used to trigger the Comment and Uncomment actions:.
This is useful for scrolling more text into view without losing your place. Note: On Linux, Visual Studio Code detects your current keyboard layout on start-up and then caches this information. If you've moved from one location to another you can use the keyboard sequence + — to move to the previous location and then you can return using Ctrl+Shift+ —. If your key binding doesn't have a when clause, the key binding is globally available at all times. This is a very convenient facility, as it lets you find text by typing in exactly as many characters as are required to locate the text and no more. After several years of this nagging me, I finally bothered to lookup a better alternative. Ctrl+K+U will uncomment the code.