Two simple tricks to speed development

I just wanted to post two simple keyboard tricks to speed up development when you are using the Visual Studio 2010 IDE. Both have to do with getting the information you need quickly when developing within the Source page.

First, you can easily flip from the Source page to its Code Behind file by hitting F7. You can also see the Designer page by hitting Shift+F7.

Second, you can access the Properties window of any control by placing your cursor on the control and hitting the F4 key.

I will post more navigation tricks like this in the days to come.


About Ken Cenerelli
I am a Programmer Writer, .NET Developer, Microsoft MVP - Visual Studio and Development Technologies, Public Speaker, Blogger, and Microsoft Azure Nerd. I blog regularly at and can be found on Twitter via @KenCenerelli.

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