Main Window Shortcut Keys

Shortcut

Menu equivalent

Action

F7

 

Opens the corresponding code-behind file (if applicable).

Shift-F7

 

Switches between markup and Design view for the page.

Esc key

 

Switches focus to the main code edit/designer window.

Ctrl-F2

 

Switches focus to the class selection combo in the main editor window.

Ctrl-F6

 

Switches the active file in the main editor window to the next tab.

Ctrl-Shift-F6

 

Switches the active file in the main editor window to the previous tab.

F6

 

If viewing a file in a split window, moves focus to the next split.

Shift-F6

 

If viewing a file in a split window, moves focus to the previous split.

Ctrl-Tab or Ctrl-Shift-Tab

 

Opens the Select Active Window dialog with focus on files.

Ctrl-Shift-Y

View → Synchronize Views

Synchronizes the contents of Source and Design views for the web page as seen in Split view.

Ctrl-PgDn, Ctrl-PgUp

 

Toggles between Design, Split, and Source views for web pages.

Design View Shortcut Keys

The following shortcut keys apply only when a page or form is shown in Design view in the main edit window (there are no menu equivalents).

Shortcut

Action

Ctrl-B

Turns HTML text bold (uses <b> tags).

Ctrl-L

Turns HTML text into a hyperlink (uses <a> tags).

Ctrl-Shift-L

Turns HTML text into a bookmark (uses <a> tags).

Ctrl-I

Makes HTML text italic (uses <i> tags).

Ctrl-U

Underlines selected HTML text.

Tab

Moves focus to the next control on the page (based on TabIndex values).

Shift-Tab

Moves focus to the previous control on the page (based on TabIndex values).

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