Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Visual Studio in Visual Basic 2008
A ton of shortcut key combinations are built into the Visual Studio feature of Visual Basic 2008, and you can feel free to use them all. You can also make your own keyboard shortcuts in the Options dialog box by choosing Tools→Options and then clicking Keyboard in the tree view on the left. The following table includes some useful shortcuts, may of which work in any Windows application.
|Visual Studio Element||Keyboard Shortcut||What Happens When You Use the Shortcut|
|Build||Ctrl+Shift+B||The most handy keyboard shortcut in the entire system, this key
combination compiles your solution.
|Full Screen||Shift+Alt+Enter||When you are mostly writing code, it is sometimes handy to fill
the entire screen with the code window.
|Close application||Alt+F4||Closes the Visual Studio window. (Works for other applications,
|Close document||Ctrl+F6||Closes the active application document.|
|Shortcut menu||Shift+F10||Displays the context-sensitive shortcut menu for whatever is
actively selected (such as the Toolbox or Solution Explorer).
|Show Properties window||F4||Shows the Properties window — arguably one of the most
common windows you need on a moment’s notice.
|Toggle tree focus selection||Ctrl+Spacebar||Toggles a selection for the current focus in tree view.|