Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Selecting Code Vertically in Visual Studio

Here's a cool feature that you probably not familiar with - You can make a selection box of text while pressing Alt key while dragging the mouse, within Visual Studio.

This is what happens when selecting text in the standard way:

selecting text in the standard way

Here are some good use cases for this feature:
Vertical selection of code:
vertical selection of code
Zero length selection:
zero length selection
 Multiple line typing:
multiple line typing

You can use this feature to a variety of purposes - adding, deleting, editing a vertical selection of code, also copying and pasting, and generally be more pragmatic :)

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