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Visual Studio shortcut keys - Part 1 (General)

posted Feb 15, 2012, 1:59 AM by mb s   [ updated Feb 15, 2012, 2:01 AM ]

General

The 'must-know' shortcut keys are  highlighted .
Shortcut Description
Ctrl-X or
Shift-Delete
Cuts the currently selected item to the clipboard
Ctrl-C or
Ctrl-Insert
Copies the currently selected item to the clipboard
Ctrl-V or
Shift-Insert
Pastes the item in the clipboard at the cursor
Ctrl-Z or
Alt-Backspace
Undo previous editing action
Ctrl-Y or
Ctrl-Shift-Z
Redo the previous undo action
Ctrl-Shift-V or
Ctrl-Shift-Insert
Pastes an item from the clipboard ring tab of the Toolbox at the cursor in the file and automatically selects the pasted item. Cycle through the items on the clipboard by pressing the shortcut keys repeatedly
Esc 
Closes a menu or dialog, cancels an operation in progress, or places focus in the current document window
Ctrl-S 
Saves the selected files in the current project (usually the file that is being edited)
Ctrl-Shift-S 
Saves all documents and projects
Ctrl-P
Displays the Print dialog
F7
Switches from the design view to the code view in the editor
Shift-F7
Switches from the code view to the design view in the editor
F8
Moves the cursor to the next item, for example in the TaskList window or Find Results window
Shift-F8
Moves the cursor to the previous item, for example in the TaskList window or Find Results window
Shift-F12 
Finds a reference to the selected item or the item under the cursor
Ctrl-Shift-G
Opens the file whose name is under the cursor or is currently selected
Ctrl-/
Switches focus to the Find/Command box on the Standard toolbar
Ctrl-Shift-F12
Moves to the next task in the TaskList window
Ctrl-Shift-8
Moves backward in the browse history. Available in the object browser or Class View window
Alt-Left Arrow
Go back in the web browser history
Alt-Right Arrow
Go forward in the web browser history

Source : DoFactory
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