Solved

Control-T in Visual Studio

Posted on 2008-06-26
2
637 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
Story.

So I develop my sites in Visual Studio.  Every once and a while I would have two characters get displaced, more specifically, swapped positions.  I figured that while I was editing, I would leave the window open and continue to do something on my second monitor and then come back and accidentally highlight and drag a letter one position over.  I couldn't believe I was doing this so often.  A colleague asked me a question yesterday that required me to look something up.  I went over the the other monitor, and without giving the browser focus, and I hit control-t to open a new tab.  Where I then realized that control-t swaps characters around the insertion point.  I was very relived to find this out.


Anyway, I could have done without the story, but this question remains.  What in the world is this feature used for?  I cannot imagine a scenario in which I would use this feature.  
0
Comment
Question by:Shiny
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
kewlkewl1 earned 500 total points
ID: 21875349
Transpose a single character: Ctrl+T
Transpose a single word: Ctrl+Shift+T

This procedure switches the characters or words, then moves the cursor to the right.  Transpose is useful if you mistype a word or write a sentence or code segment with words in the incorrect order.

Example:
Suppose you have a line of code that originally looks like this:
     new SqlCommand("trans", stored_procedure, conn);

Pressing Ctrl-Shift-T repeatedly on the word trans would yield the following:
    new SqlCommand("stored_procedure", trans, conn);

and finally this:
    new SqlCommand("stored_procedure", conn, trans);

Source: http://www.visualapl.com/library/aplnext/mergedProjects/Visual%20Studio%20Book/Visual_Studio.htm
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 21875629
Hi Shiny;

The only good reason for this may be for people with disabilities such as dyslexia. Microsoft was not more specific then to say char-transpose.

Fernando
0

Featured Post

Business Impact of IT Communications

What are the business impacts of how well businesses communicate during an IT incident? Targeting, speed, and transparency all matter. Find out more in this infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In my previous article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/.NET_Framework_3.x/A_4362-Serialization-in-NET-1.html) we saw the basics of serialization and how types/objects can be serialized to Binary format. In this blog we wi…
For those of you who don't follow the news, or just happen to live under rocks, Microsoft Research released a beta SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27876) for the Xbox 360 Kinect. If you don't know what a Kinect is (http:…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question