# Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Shortcut Keys

# Shortcut Examples

  1. Open a new Query Window with current connection (Ctrl + N)
  2. Toggle between opened tabs (Ctrl + Tab)
  3. Show/Hide Results pane (Ctrl + R)
  4. Execute highlighted query (Ctrl + E)
  5. Make selected text uppercase or lowercase (Ctrl + Shift + U, Ctrl + Shift + L)
  6. Intellisense list member and complete word (Ctrl + Space, Tab)
  7. Go to line (Ctrl + G)
  8. close a tab in SQL Server Managament Studio (Ctrl + F4)
  1. Move to the SQL Server Management Studio menu bar (ALT)
  2. Activate the menu for a tool component (ALT+ HYPHEN)
  3. Display the context menu (SHIFT+F)
  4. Display the New File dialog box to create a file (CTRL+N)
  5. Display the Open Project dialog box to open an existing project (CTRL+SHIFT+0)
  6. Display the Add New Item dialog box to add a new file to the current project (CTRL+SHIFT+A)
  7. Display the Add Existing Item dialog box to add an existing file to the current project (CTRL+SHIFT+A)
  8. Display the Query Designer (CTRL+SHIFT+Q)
  9. Close a menu or dialog box, canceling the action (ESC)

# Custom keyboard shortcuts

Go to Tools -> Options. Go to Environment -> Keyboard -> Query Shortcuts

On the right side you can see some shortcuts which are by default in SSMS. Now if you need to add a new one, just click on any column under Stored Procedure column.

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Click OK. Now please go to a query window and select the stored procedure then press CTRL+3, it will show the stored procedure result.

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Now if you need to select all the records from a table when you select the table and press CTRL+5(You can select any key). You can make the shortcut as follows.

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Now go ahead and select the table name from the query window and press CTRL+4(The key we selected), it will give you the result.