A few months ago, I created a new shortcut in Visual Studio that enables me to open my active file in Blend. Soon I realized that I should have done that a long time ago. - now it’s my favorite shortcut that boosts my productivity.
No more using the mouse to right-click > Open in Blend.
I choose the press shortcut combination CTRL + K, CTRL + B – works like a charm.
Here's a quick tutorial to set your own keyboard shortcut to Open active file in Blend:
- TOOLS > Options… - Environment > Keyboard
- Show commands containing: type in blend - Choose: View.View.OpeninBlend (notice it’s NOT View.OpeninBlend)
- Make sure you have the following setting: Use new shortcut in: Global - Set your own Press shortcut keys combination
- Click Assign
- Click Ok
You're now all set. Feel free to ping me if you have problems getting it to work. Enjoy your new keyboard shortcut.