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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

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Submitted on: 1/9/2015 10:07:00 AM
By: John Edward Colman (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 6 Users
Compatibility: VB 3.0, VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0, VB Script, ASP (Active Server Pages)
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     A few VB editor-shortcut keys that make life worthwhile.

 
				Intellisense:
VB is very kind in that as you start typing code it shows you a list of compatible objects that you can select from by using the tab and cursor keys.
This is called intellisense.
But if you select the wrong word and try to go back, the box doesn't reappear by itself.
I used to delete the whole word and the space or dot or parentheses and retype it to make the list reappear again.... until I discovered a keyboard shortcut!!!!!
Ctrl+J- Makes the list appear again!
Ctrl+Space - Completes your typing!
Quick Info:
The same thing happens with Quick Info (the tooltip which shows you the purpose and type of each parameter in a method/function):
Ctrl+I - Reshows Quick Info
Move between Open Editor Windows:
Ctrl+Tab
Display the Immediate (Debug) Window:
Ctrl+G
Stop Execution:
When your program put VB in endless loops this keyboard shortcut is usually successfull:
Ctrl+Break - Stop exectution
Goto Definition:
To move quickly to a function/method or variable definition:
Shift+F2


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