Visual Studio Tips and tricks: Extend/Reduce selection

  • Gérald Barré

This post is part of the series 'Visual Studio Tips and Tricks'. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog posts of the series!

You often need to extend the selection to the parent context. For instance, if your cursor is in a string, you can select the whole string in a single shortcut.

Press Alt+Shift+= to extend the selection and Alt+Shift+- reduce the selection:

You can also select the containing block using ALT+SHIFT+]

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