5 Useful Shortcuts In Visual Studio

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Visual Studio is one of the most popular Code Editors available in the market right now. It makes coding and development fun and easy. Like all other code editors, Visual Studio also has some really interesting and useful shortcuts. You just need to invest few minutes to master these shortcuts and you will be really amazed to see the results.
Following lines explain 5 of the most useful keyboard shortcuts you can use to make coding with visual studio more exciting.
  • Adding a Blank Line:
Most people go to the end of the line they are working on and press the Enter key to add a new line. Sometimes the process can become really boring and frustrating. Visual Studio allows you to instantly add a line after the line you are working on without moving the cursor. You simply have to press Control, Shift and Enter together. For adding a blank line above, press Control and Enter.
  • Shortcut for IntelliSense:
IntelliSense is such a great feature of Visual Studio. You can access this very list with countless entries when you type a period, a name or first letter of the member you want. It will be surprising for some of you to learn that you can get the same result without typing the complete name of the member you want. You can hold Shift key and type the capitalize letters in the desired member name. As a result, IntelliSense will take you to that member.
  • Uncomment a Commented Code:
Sometimes you comment a code but subsequently want to uncomment it. Most programmers accomplish the task by selecting the whole commented block but you don’t need to do so. Just press Ctrl+ K, U together after putting the cursor anywhere in the commented code.
  • Correcting the Error:
Visual Studio’s SmartTag feature offers you a lot of options to correct an error on the line. Most people display the dropdown options with the help of the mouse. You can easily display the option by typing Ctrl+. What is more interesting is that you need not to take your cursor back to error in line.
  • Peek Definition:

 

Some programmers use the option Go to Definition or press the F 12 key when they want to examine the code they are writing in the method they are calling. The earlier option does take you to the called method but it is not a way to go if you want to have quick look at the method without navigating to the code. In Visual Studio 13, you can preview the method using a new but very useful shortcut. Just hold Alt and press F12 to open the preview. For closing the preview, simply press Escape.

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