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Keyboard shortcuts for Visual Studio 2013

Window Management

Drag Off Floating Tab Wells
Ctrl + click for multi-­select
Maximize Floating Window
Double­-click on title bar
Re-dock Floating Window
Ctrl + double­-click on title bar
Close Active Document
Ctrl + F4
Show Open File List
Ctrl + Alt + Down
Show All Floating Windows
Ctrl + Shift + M

Window Shortcuts

Move/Dock Floating Windows
Win+Left / Win+Right
Maximi­ze/­Min­imize Windows
Win+Up / Win+Down
Show Jump List
Win+Alt+n
Start New Instance
Win+Sh­ift+n
Switch Between Windows
Win+n

Visual Studio Search

Solution Explorer Search
Ctrl+;
Place Focus in Search box in any tool window
Alt+` when the tool window has focus
Quick Launch
Ctrl+Q
Quick Launch Scope Results
@opt Options @cmd Commands @mru Most recently used @doc Open documents
Search in Tools Options
Ctrl+E

Editor Find

Quick Find
Ctrl+F
Quick Find Next Result
Enter
Quick Find Previous Result
Shift+­Enter
Quick Find Expand Drop Down
Alt+Down
Dismiss Find
Esc
Quick Replace
Ctrl+H
Quick Replace Replace Next
Alt+R
uick Replace Replace All
Alt+A
Find in Files
Ctrl+S­hift+F
Replace in Files
Ctrl+S­hift+H

Toolbars

Add Buttons
Click toolbar overflow button
Find Combo in Standard toolbar
Ctrl+D
Find Textbox Command Mode
Type “>”
Create new alias
>alias NewAlias Command
 

Code Editor

Intell­iSense Suggestion Mode
Ctrl+A­lt+­Space (Toggle)
Force Show Intell­iSense
Ctrl+J
Smart Tags
Ctrl+.
Snippet Picker
Ctrl+K,X or ?,Tab (VB)
Surround With
Ctrl+K,S
Show Quick Info
Ctrl+K,I
Navigate To
Ctrl+,
Go To Definition
F12
Peek Definition
Alt+F12
Go To Definition Stack
Ctrl+S­hift+8 (Back), Ctrl+S­hift+7 (Forward)
Navigate Highli­ghted References
Ctrl+S­hift+Up (Previ­ous), Ctrl+S­hif­t+Down (Next)
Editor Zoom
Ctrl+S­hif­t+> (In), Ctrl+S­hif­t+< (Out)
Block Selection
Hold Alt and drag mouse, Shift+­Alt­+Arrow Keys
Move Line Up/Down
Alt+Up / Alt+Down
Peek Definition
Alt+F12
Close the Peek Definition window
Esc
Promote the Peek Definition window to a regular document tab
Ctrl+A­lt+Home
Navigate between multiple Peek Definition windows
Ctrl+Alt+- and Ctrl+Alt+=
Navigate between multiple Peek results
F8 and Shift+F8
Toggle between the code editor window and the Peek Definition window
Shift+Esc

Debugging

Start Debugging
F5
Stop Debugging
Shift+F5
Restart Debugging
Ctrl+S­hift+F5
Step Over
F10
Step Into
F11
Step Out
Shift+F11
Run To Cursor
Ctrl+F10
Set Next Statement
Ctrl+S­hif­t+F10
Set and Toggle Breakpoint
F9
Disable Breakpoint
Ctrl+F9
Immediate Window
Ctrl+Alt+I
Immediate Window Command Mode
Type “>”
Immediate Window Clear Buffer
>cls
Immediate Window Print Value
?varname
           

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