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Mastering Visual Studio .NET by Jon Flanders, Ian Griffiths, Chris Sells

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Appendix C. Shortcut Key Guide

This appendix describes keyboard shortcuts in the following categories:

  • General

  • Project related

  • Window manipulation

  • Text navigation

  • Text manipulation

  • Text selection

  • Control editor (designer)

  • Search and replace

  • Help

  • Debugging

  • Object browser

  • Tool window

  • HTML designer

  • Macro

  • Dialog editor

  • Accelerator and string editor

Table C-1. General

Command

Shortcut

Description

Edit.Copy

CTRL-C

CTRL-INSERT

Copies the currently selected item to the system clipboard.

Edit.Cut

CTRL-X

SHIFT-DELETE

Deletes the currently selected item and moves it to the system clipboard.

Edit.CycleClipboardRing

CTRL-SHIFT- INS

CTRL-SHIFT-V

Pastes an item from the Clipboard Ring tab of the Toolbox at the cursor in the file and automatically selects the pasted item. You can cycle through the items on the clipboard by pressing the shortcut keys repeatedly.

Edit.GoToNextLocation

F8

Moves the cursor to the next item, such as a task in the TaskList window or a search match in the Find Results window.

Edit.GoToPreviousLocation

SHIFT-F8

Moves the cursor to the previous item in the TaskList window or Find Results window.

Edit.GoToReference

SHIFT-F12

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

Edit.OpenFile

CTRL-SHIFT-G

Opens the file whose name is under the cursor or is currently selected (e.g., if you use this shortcut in a C++ file when the cursor is on a line with a #include statement, it will open the file being included).

Edit.Paste

CTRL-V ...

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