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  • User-647077335 posted

    How To Use Box Selection?

    There are two ways of doing it. One by using mouse and another by using keyboard.

    • For selection by mouse: While a normal selection is done by clicking left mouse button and dragging over the text, box selection is done by pressing ALT key together with left mouse button and dragging.
    • For selection by keyboard: All you have to do is press ALT & SHIFT keys together with arrow keys to select whatever area you want to select.

    For various ways in which we can use Box Selection watch this descriptive video down below:

    https://youtu.be/EkrjS1T7obQ

    You can also refer our article at http://www.cheezycode.com/2015/10/box-selection-visual-studio-editor.html

    Box Selection In Visual Studio

    Thursday, July 7, 2016 5:18 PM

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  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi,

    There are two ways of doing it. One by using mouse and another by using keyboard.

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    • For selection by mouse: While a normal selection is done by clicking left mouse button and dragging over the text, box selection is done by pressing ALT key together with left mouse button and dragging.
    • For selection by keyboard: All you have to do is press ALT & SHIFT keys together with arrow keys to select whatever area you want to select.

    For various ways in which we can use Box Selection watch this descriptive video down below:

    https://youtu.be/EkrjS1T7obQ

    You can also refer our article at http://www.cheezycode.com/2015/10/box-selection-visual-studio-editor.html

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    Congrats to all Contributors , Keep on blogging and sharing the things to the world :).

    Best regards,

    Angie

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:14 AM

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  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi,

    There are two ways of doing it. One by using mouse and another by using keyboard.

    </div> <div>

    • For selection by mouse: While a normal selection is done by clicking left mouse button and dragging over the text, box selection is done by pressing ALT key together with left mouse button and dragging.
    • For selection by keyboard: All you have to do is press ALT & SHIFT keys together with arrow keys to select whatever area you want to select.

    For various ways in which we can use Box Selection watch this descriptive video down below:

    https://youtu.be/EkrjS1T7obQ

    You can also refer our article at http://www.cheezycode.com/2015/10/box-selection-visual-studio-editor.html

    [\quote]

    Congrats to all Contributors , Keep on blogging and sharing the things to the world :).

    Best regards,

    Angie

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:14 AM
  • User-647077335 posted

    Thanks Angie :)

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:57 PM