Look over the shoulders of a code ninja and see what shortcut he uses.

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by Forever Young | November 10 2012

Great. Learning from the ninjas in an unobtrusive way, cool!

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  • Visual Studio 2012 support
    2 Posts | Last post November 14, 2012
    • I would love to see VS2012 support for this extension. Any plans for that?
    • I haven't wrote a VS2012 extension yet, so I have no idea how difficult that is. I'll have a look on it this week and let you know.
  • Unable to view the short cuts.
    5 Posts | Last post October 27, 2011
    • I have installed the CodeNinjaSpy but unable to view the short cuts.
      When I press Ctrl+K nothing will appear in the CodeNinjaSpy screen.
    • What shortcut should be executed with Ctrl+K?
      Does another shortcut like Ctrl+C work or does no shortcut work?
    • Its working, 
      I thought it will display all the shortcuts for the keys which have pressed.
    • Hi Tobias - I am having trouble getting CodeNinjaSpy to work in Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Are there any known issues? It's not picking up on any of the shortcuts I am executing. Thanks!
    • Hi Cathy,
      the version currently available via the VS-gallery loads all the commands once and saves them. It loads them from the file when you start it again. This can cause trouble when you change something or install another extension afterwards.
      On GitHub ( is the newest development-version (you'll need VS-SDK to compile it) which should work correctly.
      If not, it would be awesome if you could activate debugging (s.f.
  • The other way round?
    5 Posts | Last post October 20, 2011
    • An interesting twist would be the other way round: if you invoke a command (from the menus or toolbars), show the corresponding shortcut, if there is one. I think that would help a lot of people tremendously to transition from mouse to keyboard ninjas :).
    • This sounds great, but I don't think that it is possible. As far as I know, you don't have access to a global command-queue or something like that in Visual Studio. Anyhow, I'll have a look :)
    • Had a look and it's possible :)
      I've implemented it. Take a look in the GitHub-repo ( if you want a sneek peek!
    • Wow, that was fast! Thank you for the quick response and taking the time. I'll definitely try that!
    • Works like a charm, also with other add-ins like ReSharper! I had to remove a "Ctrl-#" shortcut that focused the search combobox, because apparently this gets invoked a lot automatically (didn't use it anyway). Two things I've noticed: 1.) For example I use Ctrl+E, Ctrl+D for Edit.FormatDocument, but Code Ninja Spy reports Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D. That made me realize that some commands have two or even three shortcuts applied to them (don't ask me why, I didn't consciously do that). Maybe Code Ninja Spy could show all of them? 2.) The extension does not update it's database when you change shortcuts in the options. That requires a restart of VS. But I don't think it's a big issue, I can very well live with that, and you don't change these shortcuts frequently, do you? 
      Thanks again for adding this in, this will actually make me use it actively to learn even more keyboard shortcuts :).