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> Essential Visual Studio Keyboard Short Cuts
For many programmers out there, Visual Studio is the
tool in your arsenal. The following are a few quick tweaks and short cuts I use to streamline my visual studio experience.
First, I don't like how Visual Studio 2008 changed my beloved bookmarking, so I tweak it back to the way it was in Visual Studio 2002/3/5...
, and on the Treeview, Environment->Keyboard
to be Shift+Ctrl+K, Shift+Ctrl+N
to be Shift+Ctrl+K, Shift+Ctrl+P
Then I modify
to be Ctrl+K, Ctrl+N
to be Ctrl+K, Ctrl+P
I find this is a much more intuitive use of the short-cuts for myself; especially if you've got multiple tab panes open, and are going through more than one code listing and setting bookmarks at a time; what a pain to jump between documents when it's not your intention!
Now on to the best short-cuts I love!
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+K: Set a bookmark
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+P; Default - Previous bookmark; Modification - Previous bookmark in the active document.
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+N; Default - Next bookmark; Modification - Next bookmark in the active document.
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+C: Comment selected lines of code.
Ctrl+K, Ctrl+U: Uncomment selected lines of code.
Ctrl+M, Ctrl+M: Expand / Contract region under cursor.
Finally, once you've tweaked your Visual Studio layout to however you prefer, don't forget to save and backup
your settings, via Tools->Import and Export Settings...
Choose Export Selected Environment Settings
, I choose All
settings (uncheck, and recheck the 'All Settings' Checkbox in the tree), and save the settings. Please don't forget
to backup the settings; if something goes wrong (HDD, etc.), it can take hours to reset all your settings!
I hope you enjoyed this article,