Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts

As in the Code Editor, you can specify a custom set of keyboard shortcuts for use in the Screen Designer environment. These keyboard shortcuts can be used to perform basic editing operations (cut, copy, paste), move controls on the screen, and shape and align controls.

To add or change a keyboard shortcut associated with a Screen Designer function:

  1. Open the Tools > Options menu, expand the Environment tree, and select Keyboard.
  2. Open the Category drop-down list and select Screen Designer.

    The list of commands shows only those functions specific to the Screen Designer, as well as the keyboard shortcut (if any) currently assigned to each function.

    As with the Code Editor shortcuts, some common functions (like Copy or Paste) appear to have no associated keyboard shortcut. These functions have been assigned a shortcut at the Main level, which applies unless overridden by a shortcut assigned in a specific context.

  3. Select a function in the list, then click in the Shortcut key entry field.

    If a keyboard shortcut is currently assigned to the selected function, this shortcut appears in the field. In most cases, a description of the function appears under the Assign and Remove push buttons.

  4. On the keyboard, type the combination of keys that you want to assign to the selected function. The key combination appears in the entry field.

    Note the Currently assigned to field under the entry field. If you enter a keystroke that has already been assigned to another function, this field displays the name of that function.

  5. To assign the keystroke that you have specified to the function that you have selected, click Assign. The new keyboard shortcut appears next to the function name.

To remove a keyboard shortcut that has already been assigned to a function, select the function in the Command list, then click Remove.