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Tip 5.36: How to use navigate forward and back in the Object Browser

December 26, 2012

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

Another set of buttons on the Object Browser toolbar belongs to the Navigate Forward and Navigate Back actions.

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The pages you visit within the Object Browser are saved in MRU (most-recently used) order.

This alone is somewhat exciting, but what really makes it exciting is a keyboard shortcut!

The commands are View.ObjectBrowserForward and View.ObjectBrowserBack. If you are using the Visual Basic Development Settings, you’ll see that the keyboard shortcuts are Alt+Minus for Back and Shift+Alt+Minus for Forward. If you use the Forward and Back functionality frequently and are not using the Visual Basic Settings, go to Tools–Options–Environment–Keyboard, and manually set the keyboard shortcuts there.

Happy Programming! =)

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