19 Must-Know Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts – Part 1

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19 Must-Know Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Part 1

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

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.