Add ctrl-click go to definition from Productivity Power Tools
The VS2010 Productivity Power Tools had a ctrl-click go to definition feature. This was great and could be an easy option to add (does not need to be on by default).
Work has started on including this feature in a future release of Visual Studio.
In line with many comments in this thread, we’re planning to provide a means to change the modifier from Ctrl+Click to other options for those who would like to keep Ctrl+Click for selecting words.
Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team
wau.... after 5 years M$ starts working on this project of the century. How many man-years do you think you'll need to programm those 5 to 20 Lines of code?
Your support is really encouraging to give us feedback and to not move to other platform which are happy for every developer supporting their platform and bringing mire customers to them.
Please provide a generic way to configure any shortcut (e.g. "Go To Definition") to any "keyboard + mouse" (e.g. "Ctrl + Click") combination. By having this, we can have "Go to definition" feature linked with "Ctrl + Click" or something else (e.g. "Navigate to") as our wish.
Wau... you are "currently evaluating whether we can include this feature" - this will probably use much more time than just adding this event handler.
Or to think twice before deleting already developed, tested and introduced useful features. Isn't it annoying?
Definitly YES! It's a great Feature and I badly miss it on every machine where the power tools are not installed.
Dion Barrier commented
Fortunately Noah Richards took care of it for you...
E. B. commented
we need it... badly...
Greg Burghardt commented
I'm completely agree. Ctl+click should go to definition. It just peaks at the code. I use this to quickly navigate call stacks and sort out the structure of code and immediately begin editing. Very annoying that this disappeared when I upgraded to VS2013.
Please, leave the ctrl+click alone to the word selection, as it always was.
Let us change "go to definition" to ctrl+shift+click or whatever!
Jiri Zidek commented
Now prod power tools our out supporting both goto def and peek to def.
Michael Pfister commented
As Jiri noticed this feature has disappeared again and it's slowly driving me nuts as I use this combination in almost every IDE.
Jiri Zidek commented
Same pain now in VS2013. And I mistakenly supposed, that after they added Alt-Up Alt-Down for moving rows, the added Ctrl-Click for peak (naïve).
Try to press Alt-F12 on a keyboard where right button is AltGr and still be pointing with mouse on a desired word....
Matthew Vukomanovic commented
Power productivity tools for 2012 are here
Michael Paterson commented
I'm more of a keyboard guy. I use F12.
Nathan Faulkner commented
http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/4b286b9c-4dd5-416b-b143-e31d36dc622b does the same thing as the VS Power Tools for 2010 but has been updated for VS2012
I'am also missing the strg-click. Please bring this back to us ...
How do you navigate with mouse-button? Is there any setings for that?
To select a word - just double-click.
Strongly preferred this. It's both more convenient and efficient, and easier to learn and remember.