Would questions about Visual Studio or Netbeans that are not directly related to writing code be off topic on SO?

The question I have in mind would be something along the lines of: Must know Visual Studio hot keys? (Marked as a Community Wiki of course)

I ask this with the intention of how to save time and focus on the code instead of hunting and pecking through the Visual Studio interface to find something to help.


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IDEs are absolutely on topic. From the FAQ, you can post questions about:

  • a specific programming problem
  • a software algorithm
  • software tools commonly used by programmers
  • matters that are unique to the programming profession

It's worth noting, however, that all the usual rules about subjective/poll questions still apply.

  • Are questions about online IDEs considered on-topic as well, or do these questions belong on webapps.stackexchange.com (which is for discussion of web applications)? Oct 2, 2012 at 19:37

In general IDEs are on topic. However, your particular question has already been asked.

Favorite Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts

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