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19 Must-Know Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts – Part 1

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A short list of keyboard shortcuts for things you probably do often in Visual Studio

Here, I will give you a short list of keyboard shortcuts for things you probably do often in Visual Studio.

19 Must-Know Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Part 1

Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

Project Related Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Shift + B = Build your project
  • Ctrl + Alt + L = Shows Solution Explorer
  • Shift + Alt + C = Add new class
  • Shift + Alt + A = Add new item to project

Editor Related Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Enter = Insert blank line above the current line
  • Ctrl + Shift + Enter = Insert blank line below the current line
  • Ctrl + Space = Autocomplete using IntelliSense
  • Alt + Shift + arrow keys(←,↑,↓,→) = Select custom part of the code
  • Ctrl + } = Match curly braces, brackets
  • Ctrl + Shift + } = Select text between matched braces, brackets
  • Ctrl + Shift + S = Saves all files and projects
  • Ctrl + K, Ctrl + C = Comments the selected lines
  • Ctrl + K, Ctrl + U = Uncomments the selected lines
  • Ctrl + K, Ctrl + D = Do proper alignment of all the code
  • Shift + End = Select the entire line from start to end
  • Shift + Home = Select the entire line from end to start
  • Ctrl + Delete = Deletes the word to the right of the cursor

Next, you can find even more useful Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts in the second articles from the series - 19 Must-Know Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts – Part 2.

Read the complete list of shortcuts here.

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QuestionDepends on which shortcut scheme you are using Pin
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QuestionA couple are off.... Pin
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