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9. The Visual Basic Editor, Part II > 9.1. Navigating the IDE

Navigating the IDE

If you prefer the keyboard to the mouse (as I do), then you may want to use keyboard shortcuts. Here are some tips.

General Navigation

The following keyboard shortcuts are used for navigating the IDE:

F7
Go to the Code window.
F4
Go to the Properties window.
Ctrl-R
Go to the Project window.
Ctrl-G
Go to the Immediate window.
Alt+F11
Toggle between Access and VB IDE.

Navigating the code window at design time

Within the code window, the following keystrokes are very useful:

F1
Help on the item under the cursor.
Shift+F2
Go to the definition of the item under the cursor. (If the cursor is over a call to a function or subroutine, hitting Shift+F2 sends you to the definition of that procedure.)

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