Code faster using visual studio Updated 2022

by Manu
Improve productivity using visual studio a detailed guide Updated

In this guide we are going to talk about Visual studio shortcuts which can save a-lot of your development time and make you more productive. so let’s get started

here are few of the most used command short cuts.

Windows And Mac Command Keys

Check Complete list Key mapping Windows-MacOS

Open Command Prompt

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Command and P key.

Switch Between tabs

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// Switch between opened tabs using

Control and 1 // Open First Tab
Control and 2 // Open Second Tab
Control and nth // Open n number Tab

Go to specific file / Search a specific file in whole project

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// Go to specific file / Search a specific file

Command and p  // To open Command pallet and type file name, It should display in dropdown.

Go to specific function / Search a specific function in a file

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// Go to specific function / Search a specific function in whole project

Command and p  // To open Command pallet and type # and then function name. like 

#functionNameGoesHere

// You should see function in drop down

or try

@functionNameGoesHere

Close tabs one by one / Or all at once

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// Close tabs one by one / Or all at once

Command and w   // This will close open tabs one by one.(Current one closed First)

Command and k and w  // This will close all tabs at once.

Toggle Sidebar in Visual studio code

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// Toggle Sidebar in Visual studio code

Command and b

Change Font of code in Visual studio code

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Command +  // Increase font size
Command -  // Decrease font size

Open 2 files Side By Side in Visual studio code

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// Open one of the file you want to open and do

// This will open a new window and then you can work on 2 files. 

Command and \  

Go to start or end of line

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Command and -> // Go to extereme right of the line.
Command and <- // Go to extereme left of the line.

Move left right word by word in line.

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Shift and Option and -> // Move right word by word.
Shift and Option and <- // Move left word by word.

Duplicate code line

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// Go to the code line and then press

Shift and Option and down key // Will create a duplicate in new line like copy paste

Find and replace

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Command and Option and F key

// Put keywords as you like in fields Find and replace

Select all occurrences one by one

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// Select a keyword and press these keys

Command and d

Edit or add content same content in multiple lines

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// Press and hold Option key and click where ever you want to add text.

At last type code or text will be added to all places where you had cursors placed.

Move code up or down

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// Go to code line or select code block and then press

Option key and down or up arrow

Jump to specific line number

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Commnd and G key // Then type line number and hit return(Enter).

Find about function or variable

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Press and hold Command key and hover over function or variable name. // This will display you the properties there.

Open terminal in visual studio

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Command and ` 

` // Means backtick key

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