How to: List Current Keyboard Shortcuts

Use this procedure to create a macro that generates a list of all the commands in the integrated development environment (IDE) and any shortcut keys mapped to those commands according to the current keyboard mapping scheme.

Several keyboard mapping schemes are available in the IDE. You can change keyboard mapping schemes on the Keyboard page, under the Environment folder of the Options dialog box. For more information, see How to: Work with Keyboard Shortcuts.


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To list current keyboard shortcut mappings

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macros, and then click Macros IDE.

  2. In Project Explorer, double-click MyMacros.

  3. Right-click Module1 and then click Rename.

  4. Type KeyboardShortcuts as the new name for the module.

  5. Double-click KeyboardShortcuts to open the file in the editor.

  6. Paste the following code in the file after Public Module KeyboardShortcuts:

    Sub GetAllCommands()
        Dim cmd As Command
        Dim ow As OutputWindow = DTE.Windows.Item(Constants.vsWindowKindOutput).Object
        Dim owp As OutputWindowPane
        Dim exists As Boolean
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim sArray() As String
        sArray = New String() {}
        i = 1
        exists = False
        For Each owp In ow.OutputWindowPanes
            If owp.Name = "Macro Output" Then
                exists = True
                Exit For
            End If
            i = i + 1
        If exists Then
            owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Item(i)
            owp = ow.OutputWindowPanes.Add("Macro Output")
        End If
        ' Output 1 line per command
        For Each cmd In DTE.Commands
            Dim binding As Object
            Dim shortcuts As String
            shortcuts = ""
            For Each binding In cmd.Bindings
                Dim b As String
                b = binding
                If Not shortcuts = "" Then
                    shortcuts += "--OR-- "
                End If
                shortcuts = shortcuts + b + " "
            shortcuts = shortcuts.Trim()
            If Not cmd.Name.Trim().Equals("") And Not shortcuts.Equals("") Then
                sArray.Resize(sArray, sArray.Length + 1)
                sArray(sArray.Length - 1) = cmd.Name + vbTab + shortcuts
            End If
        owp.OutputString(String.Join(vbCrLf, sArray))
    End Sub
  7. On the File menu, click Save MyMacros.

  8. Switch back to Visual Studio.

  9. On the Tools menu, point to Macros and then click Macro Explorer.

  10. Expand MyMacros and then expand KeyboardShortcuts.

  11. Right-click GetAllCommands and then click Run.

    The macro generates a list of all possible commands in the IDE and any keyboard shortcut mappings these commands have in the current keyboard mapping scheme.

  12. On the View menu, click Output.

    Commands and their shortcut key combinations appear in the Output window. You can copy this information and paste it into another application, such as Microsoft Office Excel, for additional formatting and printing options.

See Also


How to: Work with Keyboard Shortcuts


Pre-defined Keyboard Shortcuts

Other Resources

Visual Studio Settings