WPF applications in Visual Studio 2019: accessibility of properties window

John Brel 141 Reputation points
2021-03-18T20:28:52.017+00:00

I'm pretty new to Visual Studio, but I've worked with Object Pascal and later the Delphi IDE in the past. I'm following a course in C#. One thing I wonder about is how one can easily navigate the properties window for components? I am accustomed to hardly use the mouse while working in Windows and in Delphi (esp. within the comparable Object Inspector) I could find my way quite easily by using shortcuts and accelerator keys.
I know I can access the properties window by pressing F4, but is it possible to get to specific properties quickly without mousing, other than using the TAB and arrow keys quite extensively? I see that the most common properties are easily accessible in the Alphabetical ordering (name and text in Databinding). But is there a easier way to fill in all the other properties by using key combinations I can't seem to find?

(I'm sorry if this question has been asked many times already - I can't seem to find the question, perhaps also because refining a search question here with the vs-general tag gives an error: "An Internal error has occurred and we are sorry for the inconvenience. We are doing our best to fix the problem as soon as possible.")

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  1. Dylan Zhu-MSFT 6,406 Reputation points
    2021-03-19T08:18:45.87+00:00

    Hi JohnBrel,

    After my research, we cannot create a shotcut for a specified properties in properties window. We suggest you can submit this request to developer community: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/report?space=8&entry=suggestion

    Best Regards, Dylan

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