Easy way to switch between Code Window and GUI Window

Startbeitrag von Yogi Yang am 12.06.2013 15:47

It is becoming a torture for me to keep on pressing F2 every time I need to open up (sometimes already opened) code window.

Is there any easy shortcut key using which one can easily switch between the GUI Window and the Code Window.

Why I need this is because if we press F2 then the cursor gets relocated and when the code is long it becomes a chore to navigate to the position the cursor was...

Any ideas how to achieve this?


Yogi Yang



the UI follows windows standard here: CTRL-TAB and CTRL-SHIFT-TAB will let you cycle through all open windows, code or not

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 12.06.2013 16:00

Thanks for the info. I know that already and use it regularly.

But having programmed a lot in Delphi and VB6 I am used to having shortcuts that will switch between GUI window and Code window. Like for example in Delphi we use F12 to switch between the two.

I think lack of such a feature will reduce productivity of developer quite a bit as one has to keep on approaching the mouse.


Yogi Yang

von Yogi Yang - am 13.06.2013 04:18
Hi again

the feature is there

From the GUI window, F2 to open the code window. Then CTRL-SHIFT-F4 to come back to the GUI window, then CTRL-F4 to go to the code window... so it's a combination of keys instead of a direct F12 key ? I don't see the problem

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 13.06.2013 13:28

The default behavior of Windows when pressing Ctrl+F4 is to close child window (in case of MDI form) and that is exactly what is happening in WD's IDE.

Even pressing Ctrl+Shift+F4 is closing currently active window.

Pressing Alt+F4 is closing application window.


Yogi Yang

von Yogi Yang - am 14.06.2013 05:45
My bad... I was thinking CTRL+TAB and CTRL-SHIFT-TAB and wrote F4 instead.
But as I said, it is the windows standard to switch windows/tabs inside an application.

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 14.06.2013 14:41
Well, I use only Ctrl+Tab to switch between GUI and code windows. With that only combination you may cycle between these 2 windows. Of course, you have to open the code win with F2 or Ctrl+F2 (for Win code), but later you may only use Ctrl+Tab.

von RAUL2 - am 15.06.2013 22:10
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