I decided to compile a small list of Visual Studio features that I use a lot.
Macros and automation:
P.S. Sara Ford has much much more in her famous Did you know series.
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It turns out, Stephen Walther has a similar list of tips here:
It is funny to see how we both recommend same tips. I honestly didn't read his post before I posted mine.
I recall the days when I was using VS2005, I used Ctrl+K,D to format code, but it changed to Ctrl+E,D in VS2008 (by default?). What's the target version of VS in this post? And umm, why it is that sometimes the build command is associated with F6, but sometimes with Ctrl+Shift+B?
Hi, another nice feature is file search.
You can open ANY file in the solution by clicking Ctrl+/ and typing "open file" followed with the file name - tooltips would help :)
Instead of "open file", one can use the "of" shortcut.
My nickel: Ctrl+Alt+F10 - Show "Smart Tag" context menu from a keyboard.
>> My nickel: Ctrl+Alt+F10 - Show "Smart Tag" context menu from a keyboard.
I thought most of the time the "Smart Tag" context menu can be invoked with the "Win" key...
Oops, I meant the "context menu" key located somewhere in between the right Alt and right Ctrl on some keyboards.
This post is about Visual Studio 2008.
RednaxelaFX: F6 vs. Ctrl+Shift+B depends on your profile settings (C# Profile vs. VB Profile). In C#, the default build keybinding is F6, in VB - Ctrl+Shift+B. You can go to Tools -> Import and Export Settings -> Import -> Visual C# Development Settings (WARNING, all your current settings will be lost unless you back them up).
Viacheslav: Yes. Another one I use is Ctrl+. when the caret is near the Smart Tag.
Thanks! Ctrl+. is more suitable :о))
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