There are several keyboard shortcuts available in the Anvil Editor. If you are using a Mac, you can use
Cmd instead of
Ctrl everywhere if you prefer.
The following shortcuts are available in both Design and Code view.
Ctrl-Shift-F— Search all code in the app
Ctrl-Enter— Save and run the app
Ctrl-S— Save the app. Note that this also happens automatically, you don’t need to save manually unless you want to specify a custom commit message
Ctrl-Z— Undo the latest change
Ctrl-Shift-Z— Redo the latest reverted change
Ctrl-C— Copy the currently selected component(s) or code
Ctrl-X— Cut the currently selected component(s) or code
Ctrl-V— Paste the cut/copied components or code into the selected container or at the cursor
Ctrl-B— Open or close the App Browser panel
Design View Only
Backspace— Delete the currently selected component(s)
Ctrl-Drag— Fine-grained control over column resizing
Code View Only
Ctrl-F— Search the current file. Hit enter repeatedly to find subsequent matches
Ctrl-G— Find next. Repeats previous search.
Ctrl-Shift-G— Find previous. Repeats previous search backwards.
Ctrl-H— Replace occurrences of a particular string in the current file one by one
Ctrl-Shift-H— Replace all occurrences of a particular string in the current file
Ctrl-I— Reindent the code to match your tabsize preference
Ctrl+Q— Expand/collapse currently selected block of code.
Ctrl-/— Comment/uncomment a line or block of code
Ctrl-Click-Function— Click on a function to jump to its definition.
Ctrl-Click-Variable— Click on a variable to jump to its definition.
Backspace— Delete the currently selected row(s) or column(s), or set the currently selected cell value to
Right— Move between cells
Enter— Edit the currently selected cell, or move to the cell below if already editing
Tab— Move to the cell on the right
Escape— Clear the current selection
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