#921 – Keyboard Shortcuts Available in a TextBox Control

There are a number of keys that you can use as shortcuts for editing text within a TextBox control.  The most common are:

  • Left/Right Arrow keys:  Move cursor left or right within text
  • Up/Down Arrow keys:  Move cursor to previous/next line, maintaining position within line
  • Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow:  Move to beginning of previous/next word
  • Ctrl+Up Arrow:  Move to start of text
  • Ctrl+Down Arrow:  Move to end of text
  • Shift+Left/Right/Up/Down Arrow:  Move cursor while selecting text
  • Home key:  Move to beginning of current line
  • End key:  Move to end of current line
  • Shift+Home/End:  Select text to beginning/end of current line
  • Page Up/Down:  Move up/down full page
  • Insert key:  Toggle Insert/Overwrite mode
  • Delete key:  Delete character to right of cursor
  • Backspace key:  Delete character to right of cursor
  • Ctrl+A:  Select all text
  • Ctrl+X:  Cut selected text
  • Ctrl+C:  Copy selected text
  • Ctrl+V:  Paste text at current position

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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