I’ve always wanted to write a blog post containing my favorite Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts. However, this guy beat me to it. But that’s okay because I learned a few tricks that I didn’t know.
Of course there many useful shortcuts than the six he mentioned. Here are some that I use all the time:
- + to show the current file in the solution explorer.
- + to format the whole file.
- + to collapse to definitions.
- + to collapse or expand the whole file.
- Cut or Copy without making a selection to cut/copy the whole line. Useful for removing blank lines too.
- to find definition of what’s at the insertion point (you don’t even have to select it).
- shows all the places a symbol is used (again, you don’t have to select the word).
- to go back, to go forward.
- During debugging, use the following keyboard shortcuts:
- to step (without going into calls).
- to step (going into calls when possible).
- + to execute the rest of a method that you stepped into.
- to toggle a breakpoint.
- + run to insertion point.
- to “drag” the program counter to the insertion point.
What are some of your favorite Visual Studio productivity tips?