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Tip 5.22: You can use Ctrl+C to copy controls in a Toolbox tab and then use Ctrl+V to paste the controls into another Toolbox tab

December 12, 2012

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

You can use the mouse to drag and drop controls to a new tab, and you can even use Ctrl+Drag to copy controls to a new tab. But did you know you can use the keyboard to achieve the same functionality?

Use the classic Ctrl+C to copy any Toolbox control, and use the classic Ctrl+V to paste into the desired tab location.

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Note how the preceding image illustrates having both code and a button control within the General tab. Also note that she has the Show All option enabled to show the disabled code because when she took this screen shot, the WinForms designer was the active document in the IDE.

Happy Programming! =)

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