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Tip 6.17: You can press Ctrl+/ to run Visual Studio commands in the Find combo box

May 19, 2012

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

Sara Aside

She had to do a little research to remember what this feature is called. She remembers calling this feature the “command line” in her test cases. But, after some internal debates, she was told it is really just the Find combo box running commands. Regardless of what the feature is called, you can run Visual Studio commands without having to open the Command Window.

Press Ctrl+/ to reach the Find combo box; the “>” will be inserted for you. Of course, you could press Ctrl+D and then type > if you really wanted to.

It’s like Microsoft IntelliSense, but for Visual Studio commands instead.

Note that you may need to use a different keyboard shortcut, depending on which environment settings you are using. If Ctrl+/ does not work for you, go to Tools–Options–Environment–Keyboard to see what keyboard shortcut the Tools.GoToCommandLine command is bound to.

Happy Programming! =)

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