Visual Studio is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.
Majority of developers are familiar with using Ctrl + Space for intellisense in Visual Studio. But Visual Studio is really keyboard friendly, and you have keyboard shortcuts for pretty much any functionality that is exposed via the various menus.10 Visual Studio Shortcuts You Must Know #aspnet #visualstudio #microsoft Click To Tweet
Forget using file menu for frequently used options. Use keyboard shortcuts and boost your productivity.
- #1. Format Document
- #2. Comment Code
- #3. Go to Definition
- #4. Enter Full Screen
- #5. Debugging
- #6. Code View
- #7. Change Case
- #8. Command Window
- #9. Immediate Window
- #10. Window Manipulation
- 10 Visual Studio Shortcuts You Must Know to boost your productivity
- #11. Auto Snippets
- #12. Ring Clipboard
- What do you think?
#1. Format Document
CTRL + K, CTRL + D: Formats the current document
#2. Comment Code
CTRL + K, CTRL + C: Comments selected text
CTRL + K, CTRL + U: Uncomments selected text
#3. Go to Definition
F12: Go to definition of current code element
#4. Enter Full Screen
SHIFT + ALT + ENTER: View Code Editor in Full Screen
F5, F10, F11: Start the debugging, Step Into & Step Over respectively
#6. Code View
F7: Switches from the design view to the code view in the editor.
#7. Change Case
CTRL + U: Changes the selected text to lower case.
CTRL + SHIFT + U: Changes the selected text to UPPER case.
#8. Command Window
CTRL + ALT + A: Displays the Command window, which allows you to type commands that manipulate the IDE.
#9. Immediate Window
CTL + ALT + I: Displays the Immediate window, where you can evaluate expressions and execute individual commands
#10. Window Manipulation
CTRL+ TAB: Cycles through the MDI (Multiple Document Interface) child windows, one window at a time.
10 Visual Studio Shortcuts You Must Know to boost your productivity
These shortcuts are based on my personal experience of using Visual Studio and may vary a person to person depending on its usage. I find these shortcuts really helpful while developing .NET applications. I think you must be using some of these frequently.
#11. Auto Snippets
Another very useful shortcut in visual studio is [Tab] + [Tab] shortcut. That is, pressing the tab twice to help you create your code block. For instance, type “prop” and press TAB twice. It will create the property with setter & getter. This one is my favorite as my tasks involve creating properties a lot.
This can be used for speeding up things. For instance,
- You can type “class” and press tab twice and your “class” structure is will created within a sec.
- You can type “if” and press tab twice and you “if–else” block will be created.
- Similarly, you can create code blocks for “function“, “for each“, “for” and many more.
#12. Ring Clipboard
Very useful Shortcut – ring clipboard (CTRL+ SHIFT + V), (CTRL + – ) to go to the previous position, (ALT + Selection) for square copy and square edition.
Hope this post is useful and worth reading. Now you at-least know 10 visual studio shortcuts. You can refer to another post which has a great piece of information on visual studio extensions you must have.
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