Tip of the Day : SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Designer

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SQL Server Tip of the Day - July 20, 2018

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Designer

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio offers users two keyboard schemes.  By default, it uses the SQL Server 2012 scheme, with keyboard shortcuts based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.  Management Studio also offers a keyboard scheme similar to the standard scheme from SQL Server 2008 R2.  To change the keyboard scheme or add additional keyboard shortcuts, on the Tools menu, click Options.  Select the desired keyboard scheme on the Environment, Keyboard page.


Action SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2008 R2
Move the selected control down in increments of 8 on the design surface. DOWN ARROW No Equivalent
Move the selected control left in increments of 8 on the design surface. LEFT ARROW No Equivalent
Move the selected control right in increments of 8 on the design surface. RIGHT ARROW No Equivalent
Move the selected control up in increments of 8 on the design surface. UP ARROW No Equivalent
Increase the height of the selected control in increments of 8. SHIFT+DOWN ARROW No Equivalent
Reduce the width of the selected control in increments of 8. SHIFT+LEFT ARROW No Equivalent
Increase the width of the selected control in increments of 8. SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW No Equivalent
Decrease the height of the selected control in increments of 8. SHIFT+UP ARROW No Equivalent
Move to the next control on the page. TAB No Equivalent
Move to the previous control on the page. SHIFT+TAB No Equivalent
Display the grid on the design surface. ENTER No Equivalent

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