Adds a command to Visual Studio to duplicate the current selection. By default, this is bound to Alt+D.
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Very useful. I recommend setting Ctrl+D as the keyboard shortcut.
Nice neat extension, does exactly what it says it does. Just go to Tools > Extensions and Updates; then select online in the left panel, and type "Duplicate" in the search box. Duplicate Selection comes up, hit install and restart Visual Studio.
saves lot of time. Very good extension
Nice one, thank you.
How in the world does Visual Studio get to today without this feature. Thank you for taking the time to make this.
The 1.4 version do not work with VS 2012 and VS 2013
not working with VS2013 Express
Its neither working with Alt + D or with new settings of Shift+Alt+down arrow. Restarted VS and re attempted, nothing happens!!
Perfect!! this is something that i was missing so much. About the binding is true, is binded to other thing, but i don't use it so i could change it and VS now is perfect! Thanks!
Works excellent on the VS 2012 Pro I had at work under Win7, but not on the VS 2013 Express I have at home under Win8.1. When installing I get the message "This extension is not installable on any currently installed products". Too bad extensions are not supported in Express editions (thanks for the quick answer), because this extension is great. I miss it already.
Much needed function for Visual Studio (almost any other IDE / editor has this and it's very useful), however, it doesn't work that well for text files with longer lines and word wrapping enabled. For instance, when I "almost" select a multi-line HTML paragraph (for instance, start in the middle of the first line and end in the middle of the last line), this extension thinks that the selection is within a single line and will do the "duplicate withing the line" function. This is technically correct (soft-wrapped lines are still technically a single line) but intuitively incorrect and makes the functionality a bit problematic for word-wrapped editors.
Works exactly as described. Simple, effective, and to the point.
very good but Ctrl+D should be the default shortcut. Besides other applications where Ctrl+D makes duplicates, it also does the same in all MS Office applications (when object is selected - shape, slide image, ...) so why break well-known standards?
ctlajoie September 24 2013
Believe me, I wanted very much to set Ctrl+D as the default binding. I use my extension daily and that is what I bind it to as well.
Assigned it to ctrl+d so it works like re-sharper.
Every time I've had to do something with Visual Studio I always get equally surprised when I press Ctrl-D and remember that it doesn't exist in VS.
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