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Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook by Richard Banks, Jeff Martin

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Finding Visual Studio commands

The goal of the Quick Launch box is to provide a keyboard-friendly way of accessing the extended features of Visual Studio without needing to clutter the central interface. Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to speed up tasks, but it can be difficult to learn and remember while first starting out, or while exploring a new area of Visual Studio. The Quick Launch option addresses this by providing a way to locate different areas of the program, learn keyboard shortcuts, and provide a keyboard-centric way to access commands.

Getting ready

Simply start Visual Studio 2013.

How to do it…

To try it out, start by pressing Ctrl + Q, then begin typing the topic/subject that you are looking for, as shown in the following screenshot: ...

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