For fast access, assign commands within Visual Assist X to shortcut keys. By default, several unused shortcuts are assigned when Visual Assist X is installed. Reach virtually every feature of Visual Assist X without touching the mouse.
Some of the current assignments appear in the Visual Assist X menu.
Default shortcuts are provided for several commands within Visual Assist X. These shortcuts are valid only if you have not assigned them to other commands. Hence, installation of Visual Assist X does not overwrite any of your existing assignments. Installation only complements your assignments.
If you assign a new shortcut to a command of Visual Assist X which has a default shortcut, the default shortcut is still valid until it is assigned to a different command. For example, Alt+G remains valid if you assign VAssistX.GotoImplementation
Shortcuts Listed in IDE Dialogs
In VC6, VS2005, VS2008 and VS2010, the default shortcuts are listed in the respective IDE Options dialog.
Default shortcuts appear in the Options dialog of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
(VS2003) only when the Keyboard mapping scheme
is set to [Default Settings]
. Default shortcuts do not appear if you use any other scheme. For example, you do not see the default for VAssistX.GotoImplementation
if your scheme is set to Visual C++ 6
Assignments in Tooltips
Tooltips for several controls in Visual Assist X contain shortcuts. In VC6 and VS2003, the controls outside the Visual Assist X toolbar have fixed tooltips. Assignments shown do not change even if you reassign the underlying commands. In IDE versions later than VS2003, bindings shown reflect actual assigned bindings.
Tooltips for commands in the Visual Assist X toolbar contain current assignments.
Current assignments appear in tooltips for IDEs other than VC6 only if the appropriate option is set in the IDE. See Tools|Customize|Options
Default Assignment to Open Context Menu
Shift+Application opens the Visual Assist X context menu
. Shift+Right Click in a source window does the same. While you cannot undo these assignments, you can assign another shortcut to open the menu.
Default Assignment for Paste
Ctrl+Shift+V opens a menu of clipboards
. You can assign a different shortcut in any IDE to open the menu. If you check the option to display a paste menu in the Visual Assist X options dialog of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
, Ctrl+Shift+V opens the menu. If the option is unchecked, you can have one shortcut open a menu while Ctrl+Shift+V cycles the clipboard ring.
Commands Available for Shortcut Assignments