Visual Studio Selection Tricks

I find myself in the midst of one of those rote programming jobs that feels very tedious. Despite this, I am harnessing the opportunity of busy hands, idle mind to find a few handy tricks to speed things up.

CTRL + Click selects “whole words” in Visual Studio. You can drag with this short-cut to collect a series of “whole words” too.

CTRL + SHIFT + U upper-cases an entire word.

The trusty old ALT and mouse-drag selects the same characters on multiple rows.

You may also be interested in the widen-selection and narrow-selection short-cuts that Uncle Bob introduced me to.