1. Remove unnecessary using namespace statements (those that are not used), and sort them in one go.
Right click on the code behind (.cs) file -> Organize usings -> Remove and Sort
2. View the spit screen vertically
This is helpful if you have a wide screen monitor. Go to Tools -> Option -> Html Designer -> General. Select Split Views Vertically, then restart VS.
3. Automatically format ugly code
The screen shot below shows an example of ugly formatted code. To format it automatically, simply press Ctrl +k followed by Ctrl + d (Ctrl + k,d) to get well-formatted code.
4. Rename a variable in a function
Select the variable to rename, then hit Ctrl + r, Ctrl + r (ctrl + r two times). Enter the new name of
the selected variable, then hit OK.
5. Add the namespace for a class
When we use any class, it is not valid unless we add a namespace for the class. We can use a shortcut method to do so. Write the class name then press Press "Ctrl + ." (control plus dot). Then, select the required namespace from the smart tag list.
6. Surround the code with a construct
We can easily surround lines of code with some constructs. Select the lines, and then press Ctrl + k , Ctrl + s (Ctrl + k,s). It opens Surround With with a smart tag listing. Then, select the required construct from the list.
7. Switch between opened files tabs
Press Ctrl + tab to switch between different opened files in VS.
8. Run an incremental search
You can instantly search within a code file by pressing Ctrl + i , and then start typing the search term. You can see the searched word as highlighted text. To move to the next occurrence, press Ctrl + i. To exit increment search mode, press Escape.
9. Create the property writing format
Write "prop" followed by a tab (prop + tab).
10. Try catch block creator
A partial Try catch construct appears by typing "try" followed by a tab (try + tab ).
We hope you find these handy shortcuts useful. Happy coding!