Under Used VS Feature - Column Select

Posted: 11/3/2011 2:18:55 AM

It is quite often that I'll find myself wanting to duplicate a whole bunch of text, or wanting to copy and paste a vertical "column" of code. You can do this by holding down the ALT key while selecting/dragging your cursor, or you can hold ALT and SHIFT and use the arrow keys to create your selection. I know this is kind of hard to understand just what exactly column select does for you, so I created a 20 second screencast.

Just know that I start off by holding ALT then dragging down, then I start typing "list.Add...". Once I'm done, I select the "column" of "1"s and paste them in the first name field. These same shortcuts even work in Notepad++!

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Tags: Tips and Tricks