Visual Studio shortcuts that save time and increase productivity


If you are like me and spend most of the day in front of visual studio, the following shortcuts can save you a lot of time and increase your over all productivity. if you can save lets say 5 mins daily, you will end up having 25 mins more during you week for your other activities.

Please note these are just the shortcuts I use regularly and saved me a lot of time. 🙂

  • ctrl + ,   :  Helps you find a file in your solution if you remember some part of the name, instead of navigating deep inside your project structure.
  • Quick launch  : The Quick launch box on the top right is a huge time saver , if you are looking to change any visual studio settings. Read More here.
  •  Ctrl + –  : Most of the time when you are debugging, you are jumping from one file to another and we often loose the track of the files. Ctrl along with – will help you navigate backwards.
  • Startup Page : Most of the time we work on the same solution for days , some times months and it would be great if we could bypass the start up page of visual studio and reach our solution directly. That is possible by selecting “Load last loaded solution” from the options below. You can reach this dialog by using the quick launch on the top right.


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