Category Archives: Tools

Telerik JustDecompile

JustDecompile is a software which can show you the code of the compiled .NET assemblies. For example you can see code of any .NET Framework library.

It also informs about target platform, architecture and more. It’s free to use.



Total Commander – shortcuts

Total Commander is well known file manager.
Most useful shortcuts:
Tab – switch between panels
Ctrl+T – create new tab in panel
Ctrl+Tab – switch between tabs in panel
Insert – select/deselect file
Shift+* – invert selection
Ctrl + RightArrow – open current folder from left panel in right panel
F5 – copy
F6 – move
Shift+F6 – rename
F7 – create new folder
F3 – show selected file
F4 – edit selected file
Shift+F4 – create and open file (editor is configurable: Configuration -> Options -> Operation -> Edit/View -> Editor for F4)
Ctrl+D – favourites folders
Alt+F1/F2 – change drive in the left/right panel
Alt+F11/F12 – open left/right breadcrumb bar
Alt+F7 – find
Alt+F8 – go to command line
Ctrl + Num- – clear selection
Shift+Alt+Enter – copy path of selected file in command line.

Notepad++ as a helper application

Notepad++ is a well-known application which is just a notepad, but much more powerful than standard “notepad.exe”.

It’s very useful as a quick note placeholder or simple code editor. It can colour the syntax in many different languages, has tabs and regex search functionality. I appreciate it for nice performance and additional plugins.

I mainly use it as a place for short notes, tasks to do orĀ  XML editor.

Below sample XML file with coloured syntax and formatted using XMLTools plugin:


Below sample c# file with coloured syntax and find box:


Check this out:


Visual Studio – shortcuts

My favourite (or the most often used) shortcuts in Visual Studio 2015:


Ctrl+X – cut the line (you don’t need to select the text in line, just put the cursor).

Ctrl+C – copy the line (see above).

Ctrl+V – paste the line (see above).

Ctrl+Shift+L – delete the line (see above).

Ctrl+Shift+V(multiplied) – past the next copied item (loops items from the clipboard).

Ctrl+, – search for classes, methods and so on.

Ctrl+F – find next.

Ctrl+Shift+F – find all.

Ctrl+-/Ctrl+Shift+- – go to previous/next place when you edited the code.

Alt+Down/Up – move code up or down.

Ctrl+K+D – format the code.

Ctrl+K+F – format the selected code.

Ctrl+] – go to closing “}” or opening “{” bracket (use when cursor is next to opening or closing bracket).

Ctrl+G – go to line number.

Ctrl+K+C – comment selected text.

Ctrl+K+U – uncomment selected text.

Ctrl+Shift+W – select current word.

Ctrl+S – save file.

Ctrl+Shift+S – save all files.

Ctrl+R,R – rename.

Ctrl+Enter – put new line above cursor.

Shift+Enter – put new line below cursor.


propfull+tab+tab – insert snippet for property with backing field.

propdp+tab+tab – insert snippet for dependency property.


F10 – step out.

F11 – step in.

F5 – run.

F9 – add/remove breakpoint.


Alt+F7 – move along windows.

Ctrl+Tab – move along active files.

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up – members list.

Alt+F12 – peek definition; when your cursor is on a method call, new window with body of this method is displayed and you can edit it here.

Ctrl+Alt+I – Immediate window.

Ctlr+Alt+O – Output window.

Ctrl+Alt+P – attach to process.

Ctrl+Alt+A – commands window.

F4 – properties window.

Ctrl+Alt+L – Solution explorer window.

Shift+F10 – context menu.


Ctrl+F4 – close document window.

Ctrl+K,K – add/remove bookmark.

Ctrl+K,N – go to next bookmark.

Ctrl+K,P – go to previous bookmark.

F6 – build solution.

F12 – go to (method) definition.

Ctrl+F12 – go to declaration.

Ctrl +R,T – debug unit test (works when your cursor is in unit test method body)

Of course there are much more shortcuts defined in Visual Studio: