Handy Visual Studio Shortcuts

Find a list of shortcut keys I found useful when starting to use Visual Studio! Find a link to the complete list at the end of this article.

Basic Editor Shortcuts

Undo last edit (undo)

CTRL + Z               OR                ALT + BACKSPACE

Restore from undo

CTRL + Y               OR                ALT + SHIFT + BACKSPACE

Indent selected line

ALT + F8

Indent selected text one tab to left

SHIFT + TAB

Find matching brace

CTRL + ]

Find

CTRL + F

Next occurrence

CTRL + F3

Display parameter info

CTRL + SHIFT + I

Change text to uppercase

CTRL + SHIFT + U

Select current word

CTRL + W

Enable/Disable word wrap

CTRL + R

Build Solution

Ctrl+Shift+B

 Comment selected block of code

CTRL+K & CTRL+C

Show property window

CTRL + ALT + L         OR        F4

Debugger Shortcut Keys

Breakpoints

Ctrl+Alt+B

Enable/Disable Breakpoint

CTRL+F9

Clear all breakpoints

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Run application

F5

Stop execution (Break)

CTRL + BREAK

Run code without invoking debugger

CTRL + F5

End debugging session

SHIFT + F5

 

 

Find lists of ALL shortcuts in Visual Studio at the following: 

 

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