SharpDevelop SharpDevelop


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+E Incremental search forward
Ctrl+Shift+E Incremental search backwards
Ctrl+F Find
Ctrl+G Goto line number (or class)
Ctrl+R Find and replace
F3 Find next
Ctrl+F3 Find next selected


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Alt+C Show Callstack
Ctrl+Alt+H Show Threads
Ctrl+Alt+P Show Breakpoints
Ctrl+Alt+U Show Units / modules
Ctrl+Alt+V Show local variables
Ctrl+Alt+B Break debugging
F6 Continue to next breakpoint
F7 Toggle breakpoint
F10 Step over
F11 Step into
Shift+F11 Step Out

Building Projects and Solutions

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F8 Build solution
Alt+F8 Rebuild solution
F9 Build current project
Alt+F9 Rebuild current project
Ctrl+Alt+O Show Output with messages
Ctrl+Alt+K Show compile Errors and warnings (lower side)
Ctrl+Alt+T Show the Unit Testing list
F5 Run application
Ctrl+F5 Run application without debugger

Manage SharpDevelop Projects

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+O Open file
Ctrl+Shift+O Open project or solution
Ctrl+N New file
Ctrl+Shift+N New solution
Ctrl+S Save the current file
Ctrl+Shift+S Save all open files if changed
Ctrl+Shift+U Reload the current file; all changes are rejected
F2 Rename file or item
Ctrl+F4 Close the current file
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+Shift+F4 Close the current solution
Alt+F4 Exit SharpDevelop

Manage Windows

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Tab Goto next window
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Goto previous window
Shift+Esc Maximize editor
Ctrl+Page Up / Ctrl+Page Down Toggle mode between editor mode and designer mode

SharpDevelop Features

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+B Show the Boo interpreter
Ctrl+Shift+C Show all Classes
Ctrl+Alt+D Show Database explorer / server
Ctrl+Alt+F Show File explorer
Ctrl+Alt+G Show code coverage
Ctrl+Alt+L Show all projects, and references, and files in solution
Ctrl+Alt+X Show Toolbox / designer controls
F4 Show the Property Grid
Ctrl+Q Create quick XML documentation
Ctrl+Alt+Q Show Report Explorer
Ctrl+Alt+R Open Report Generator

Coding Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Space Show containing members of current object
Alt+Insert Auto code generation: open a dialog where you can select special items
Ctrl+% Toggle comments related to the selected source code
Ctrl+Shift+G GUID insert
Ctrl+Enter Goto Definition
Ctrl+I Iindent according to code format definition
Tab / Shift+Tab Increase / decrease indent
Ctrl+J Insert code template
Ctrl+Shift+L Fold all
Ctrl+Shift+M Fold current selection
Ctrl+Shift+P Fold and show definitions only


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+B Goto matching bracket
F2 Go to next bookmark
Ctrl+F2 Toggle bookmark
Alt+F2 Go to previous bookmark

Standard Editor Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+X / Ctrl+cCtrl+V Cut / Copy / Paste
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Ctrl+Page Up / Ctrl+Page Down Toggle mode between editor / designer mode
Ctrl+Delete / Ctrl+Backspace Delete word
Ctrl+A Select all
Esc Clear all selections
Ctrl+D Delete current line
Ctrl+Shift+D Delete from cursor to end of line