Visual FoxPro Hotkeys - Keyboard Shortcuts





Browse Window
Shortcut Action

CTRL+HOME

Moves to first record of a cursor or table in a grid and when using the BROWSE command.

CTRL+END

Moves to the last record of a cursor or table in a grid and when using the BROWSE command.

CTRL+HOME

CTRL+SHIFT+HOME

CTRL+PAGE UP

CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Opens an editing window when pressed in a memo field.

Class Browser
Shortcut Action

F5

Refreshes the current view.

SHIFT+F10

Displays a shortcut menu.

Right-click+Open button

Right-click+Add button

Right-click+Component Gallery button

Displays a history of last 32 files loaded.

Right-click+View Class Code button

Displays the class code in a webview form.

CTRL+Right-click+Class icon (in upper left corner of the Class Browser)

Creates an instance of the class with the NEWOBJECT( ) function in the Command window.

Identical to dragging the Class icon onto the Command window.

SHIFT+Right-click+Class icon (in upper left corner of the Class Browser)

For forms, runs the form.

For other controls and objects, creates an instance of the control or object. For controls, also adds the control to the Visual FoxPro desktop at 0,0.

Identical to dragging the Class icon onto the Visual FoxPro desktop.

Code Window
Shortcut Action

ALT+I

Presses the View Parent Code button.

Controls
Shortcut Action

CTRL+TAB

When a Grid control has focus, exits the grid.

When an EditBox control has focus, and EditBox AllowTabs property is True (.T.), exits the edit box.

When inside a form or dialog box containing a PageFrame control, moves to the next page in the page frame. However, this behavior is not supported in project files or when the page frame contains an ActiveX control.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

If inside a form or dialog box containing a PageFrame control, moves to the previous page in the page frame. However, this behavior is not supported in project files or when the page frame contains an ActiveX control.

TAB

When a Grid control has focus, moves to the next field.

Editor
Shortcut Action

ALT+Drag

Cuts and pastes.

Note   To change the default drag-and-drop behavior from dragging text in words to dragging text between words, on the Tools menu, click the Editor tab, and select the Drag drop between words option. To toggle between dragging text within words and dragging text between words, press ALT+Drag.

CTRL+Drag

Copies and pastes.

CTRL+I

Show IntelliSense Quick Info.

CTRL+J

Show IntelliSense List Members or List Values.

F2

Moves to the line containing the next bookmark.

SHIFT+F2

Moves to the line containing the previous bookmark.

ALT+SHIFT+F2

Toggles a bookmark for the current line on and off.

F3

Finds the next occurrence of the specified text.

CTRL+F3

CTRL+G

Finds the next occurrence of the selected text.

SHIFT+F3

Finds the previous occurrence of the specified text.

CTRL+SHIFT+F3

Finds the previous occurrence of the selected text.

CTRL+DOWNARROW

Scrolls window up without moving cursor.

CTRL+UPARROW

Scrolls window down without moving cursor.

CTRL+LEFTARROW

Moves the cursor one word to the left.

CTRL+RIGHTARROW

Moves the cursor one word to the right.

F9

Inserts or removes a breakpoint.

CTRL+F9

Enables or disables a breakpoint.

CTRL+B

Brings up Breakpoints dialog box.

ALT+F2

Adds/Removes Task List shortcut.

CTRL+U

Makes the selection all lowercase.

CTRL+SHIFT+U

Makes the selection all uppercase.

CTRL+BACKSPACE

Deletes a word to the left.

Form Designer and Class Designer
Shortcut Action

Arrow keys

Moves the selected control or controls in pixel increments.

CTRL+E

Runs the form in the Form Designer.

CTRL+SHIFT+Click the control

Drills down to a control in a container.

CTRL+Click the container

Drills down through the container.

SHIFT+Arrow key

Changes the height or width of the selected control or controls in pixel increments.

Help
Shortcut Action

F1

Displays Help topics or context-sensitive Help on active items, for example, a highlighted keyword in the Command window or the current property in the Properties window.

SHIFT+F1

Enables user-prompted context-sensitive Help. The insertion pointer changes to a question mark so that you can click an item, for example, a menu command or toolbar, to display context-sensitive Help.

Menu Commands
Shortcut Command

CTRL+A

Select All on the Edit menu.

CTRL+C

Copy on the Edit menu.

CTRL+D

Do on the Program menu.

CTRL+E

Delete Item on the Menu menu.

CTRL+E

Do <program> on the Program menu.

Run Form on the Form menu.

CTRL+F

Find on the Edit menu.

CTRL+G

Find Again on the Edit menu.

CTRL+H

Change Partitions on the Table menu.

CTRL+I

Insert Item on the Menu menu.

CTRL+J

Project Info on the Project menu.

CTRL+L

Replace on the Edit menu.

CTRL+M

Resume on the Program menu.

CTRL+N

New on the File menu.

CTRL+O

Open on the File menu.

CTRL+P

Print on the File menu.

CTRL+Q

Closes current text window and discards changes. See also CTRL+W. Run Query on the Query menu.

CTRL+R

Redo on the Edit menu.

CTRL+S

Save on the File menu.

CTRL+T

Toggle Deletion Mark on the Table menu.

CTRL+V

Paste on the Edit menu.

CTRL+W

Closes current text window or dialog box and saves changes.

CTRL+X

Cut on the Edit menu.

CTRL+Y

Append New Record on the Table menu.

CTRL+Z

Undo on the Edit menu.

Print Preview Window
Shortcut Action

Z

Zooms in and out of the page.

L

Toggles between various zoom levels.

G

Opens Goto page dialog box.

ESC

Closes Print Preview window.

LEFTARROW

Scrolls to the left of the page in the Print Preview window.

RIGHTARROW

Scrolls to the right of the page in the Print Preview window.

UPARROW

Scrolls towards the top of the page in the Print Preview window.

DOWNARROW

Scrolls towards the bottom of the page in the Print Preview window.

PAGEDOWN

Moves to the next page in the Print Preview window.

PAGEUP

Moves to the previous page in the Print Preview window.

HOME

Moves to the first page in the Print Preview window.

END

Moves to the last page in the Print Preview window.

Properties Window
Shortcut Action

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Expands the object list.

ALT+UP ARROW

Closes the object list.

CTRL+PAGE DOWN

DOWN ARROW

RIGHT ARROW

Moves to next object in the object list.

CTRL+PAGE UP

UP ARROW

LEFT ARROW

Moves to previous object in object list.

CTRL+END

Moves to last object in the object list.

CTRL+HOME

Moves to first object in the object list.

TAB

Moves to the next control in the Properties window.

SHIFT+TAB

Moves to the previous control in the Properties window.

SHIFT+F10

Displays the appropriate shortcut menu.

CTRL+ALT+letter

Selects the next property in the properties list that begins with the letter character. For example, pressing CTRL+ALT+B selects the next property that begins with B.

Report Designer and Label Designer
Shortcut Action

ALT+ENTER

Opens the appropriate report control settings dialog box.

Arrow keys

Moves the selected control or controls in pixel increments.

CTRL+E

Enters Edit mode for a Label control when it is selected in the Report designer.

ESC

Exits Edit mode for a Label control and returns to Select mode.

SHIFT+Arrow key

Changes the height or width of the selected control or controls in pixel increments.

SHIFT+TAB

Moves to the previous object on the Report Designer when in Tab mode.

SHIFT+Double Click on a report band

Selects all objects in the band.

TAB

Enters Tab mode automatically and moves to the next object in the Report Designer.

Window Manipulation
Shortcut Action

CTRL+F1

Cycles through windows.

CTRL+TAB

Moves to the next window.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Moves to the previous window.

CTRL+F2

Displays Command window.

CTRL+F4

Closes active window.

CTRL+F6

Moves to the next window.

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT

Hides all child windows while the keys are pressed down. Hiding windows makes it easy to see output displayed in the main application window.

CTRL+F10

Toggles window size between maximum and restore.

Visual FoxPro preserves the order of windows and brings the newest window to the foreground instead of shifting the last window to the background when cycling through windows.

 



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