Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts)  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts

Visual Studio shortcuts are quite extensive. Here you'll find most used, generally most useful shortcuts. For all available shortcuts, take look at Visual Studio link below.

You can access frequently used commands in Visual Studio by choosing these default keyboard shortcuts. For a complete list of commands that have default shortcuts, please see All Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts.
Shortcuts are global, unless specified otherwise.
0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Build.BuildSolution

0
Ctrl + Break

Build.Cancel

-1
Ctrl + F7

Build.Compile

0
Alt + F11

Build.RunCodeAnalysisonSolution

0
Ctrl + B

Debug.BreakatFunction

0
Ctrl + Alt + Break

Debug.BreakAll

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F9

Debug.DeleteAllBreakpoints

0
Ctrl + Alt + E

Debug.Exceptions

0
Ctrl + Alt + Q

Debug.QuickWatch

0
or ↑   Shift + F9
0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5

Debug.Restart

0
Ctrl + F10

Debug.RunToCursor

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F10

Debug.SetNextStatement

0
F5

Debug.Start

0
Ctrl + F5

Debug.StartWithoutDebugging

0
F11

Debug.StepInto

0
↑   Shift + F11

Debug.StepOut

0
F10

Debug.StepOver

0
↑   Shift + F5

Debug.StopDebugging

0
F9

Debug.ToggleBreakpoint

0
⤶ Enter

[Text Editor, Report Designer, Windows Forms Designer] Edit.BreakLine

0
or ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter
0
Ctrl + M then Ctrl + O

[Text Editor] Edit.CollapsetoDefinitions

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + C

[Text Editor] Edit.CommentSelection

0
Alt +

[Text Editor, Workflow Designer] Edit.CompleteWord

0
or Ctrl + Space
0
Ctrl + K then W

[Workflow Designer] Edit.CompleteWord

0
or Ctrl + K then Ctrl + W
0
Ctrl + C

Edit.Copy

0
or Ctrl + Insert
0
Ctrl + X

Edit.Cut

0
or ↑   Shift + Del
0
Del

[Global, Team Explorer] Edit.Delete

0
↑   Shift + Del

[Sequence Diagram, UML Activity Diagram, Layer Diagram] Edit.Delete

0
Ctrl + Del

[Class Diagram] Edit.Delete

0
Ctrl + F

Edit.Find

0
↑   Shift + F12

Edit.FindAllReferences

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Edit.FindinFiles

0
F3

Edit.FindNext

0
Ctrl + F3

Edit.FindNextSelected

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + D

[Text Editor] Edit.FormatDocument

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + F

[Text Editor] Edit.FormatSelection

0
Ctrl + G

Edit.GoTo

0
Ctrl + F12

Edit.GoToDeclaration

0
F12

Edit.GoToDefinition

0
Ctrl + D

Edit.GoToFindCombo

0
F8

Edit.GoToNextLocation

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + X

Edit.InsertSnippet

0
Tab

[Report Designer, Windows Forms Designer, Text Editor] Edit.InsertTab

0
Ctrl + L

[Text Editor] Edit.LineCut

0
↑   Shift + Alt +

[Text Editor] Edit.LineDownExtendColumn

0
Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

[Text Editor] Edit.LineOpenAbove

0
Ctrl + J

[Text Editor, Workflow Designer] Edit.ListMembers

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + L

[Workflow Designer] Edit.CompleteWord

0
or Ctrl + K then L
0
Ctrl + ,

Edit.NavigateTo

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Edit.OpenFile

0
Insert

[Text Editor] Edit.OvertypeMode

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space

[Text Editor, Workflow Designer] Edit.ParameterInfo

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + P

[Workflow Designer] Edit.ParameterInfo

0
or Ctrl + K then P
0
Ctrl + V

Edit.Paste

0
or ↑   Shift + Insert
0
Alt + F12

[Text Editor] Edit.PeekDefinition

0
Ctrl + Y

Edit.Redo

0
or ↑   Shift + Alt + Backspace
1
or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z
0
Ctrl + H

Edit.Replace

0
Ctrl + A

Edit.SelectAll

0
Ctrl + W

[Text Editor] Edit.SelectCurrentWord

0
Esc

[Text Editor, Report Designer, Settings Designer, Windows Forms Designer, Managed Resources Editor] Edit.SelectionCancel

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + S

Edit.SurroundWith

0
↑   Shift + Tab

[Text Editor, Report Designer, Windows Forms Editor] Edit.TabLeft

0
Ctrl + M then Ctrl + L

[Text Editor] Edit.ToggleAllOutlining

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + K

[Text Editor] Edit.ToggleBookmark

0
Ctrl + Alt + Space

[Text Editor] Edit.ToggleCompletionMode

0
Ctrl + M then Ctrl + M

[Text Editor] Edit.ToggleOutliningExpansion

0
Ctrl + K then Ctrl + U

[Text Editor] Edit.UncommentSelection

0
Ctrl + Z

Edit.Undo

0
or Alt + Backspace
0
Ctrl + Del

Edit.WordDeleteToEnd

0
Ctrl + Backspace

Edit.WordDeleteToStart

0
Alt + F4

File.Exit

0
Ctrl + N

File.NewFile

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

File.NewProject

0
↑   Shift + Alt + N

File.NewWebSite

0
Ctrl + O

File.OpenFile

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + O

File.OpenProject

0
↑   Shift + Alt + O

File.OpenWebSite

0
F2

[Team Explorer] File.Rename

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

File.SaveAll

0
Ctrl + S

File.SaveSelectedItems

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

File.ViewinBrowser

0
↑   Shift + Alt + A

Project.AddExistingItem

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Project.AddNewItem

0
Ctrl + R then Ctrl + M

Refactor.ExtractMethod

0
Ctrl + Alt + P

Tools.AttachtoProcess

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

View.ClassView

0
F2

View.EditLabel

0
Ctrl + \ then Ctrl + E

View.ErrorList

0
or Ctrl + \ then E
0
Ctrl + -

View.NavigateBackward

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -

View.NavigateForward

0
Ctrl + Alt + J

View.ObjectBrowser

0
Ctrl + Alt + O

View.Output

0
F4

View.PropertiesWindow

0
F5

[Team Explorer, Team Foundation Build Detail Editor] View.Refresh

0
Ctrl + Alt + S

View.ServerExplorer

0
Ctrl + .

View.ShowSmartTag

0
↑   Shift + Alt + F10

[Global, HTML Editor Design View] View.ShowSmartTag

0
Ctrl + Alt + L

View.SolutionExplorer

0
Ctrl + \ then Ctrl + M

View.TfsTeamExplorer

1
Ctrl + Alt + X

View.Toolbox

0
⤶ Enter

[Class Diagram] View.ViewCode

0
F7

[Settings Designer] View.ViewCode

0
↑   Shift + F7

[HTML Editor Source View] View.ViewDesigner

0
Esc

Window.ActivateDocumentWindow

0
Ctrl + F4

Window.CloseDocumentWindow

0
Ctrl + F6

Window.NextDocumentWindow

0
Ctrl + Tab

Window.NextDocumentWindowNav

0
F6

Window.NextSplitPane


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Program information

Program name: Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) (Developer tools)

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment used to develop programs, web sites, web services and mobile applications. It includes a code editor that supports automatic code completion (IntelliSense). Visual Studio supports 36 different languages including C, C++, Visual Basic .NET, C#, JavaScript, XML, HTML and CSS.

Web page: visualstudio.com

Last update: 11/11/2019 8:10 PM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 73%

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Shortcut count: 121

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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