Visual Studio hotkeys at the PowerShell command line in Windows Terminal
Muscle memory is a heck of a thing. When I want to build code I type Ctrl-Shift-B. I can't not. It's built into my hands! Ctrl-Shift-T is test (even though it's non-standard, it's there, in my hands.
I spend a lot of time at the command line, in Windows Terminal, in PowerShell, using PSReadLine. So why not make a few of these intuitive hotkeys work for me there as well?
PSReadLine supports Set-PSReadLineKeyHandler which is basically hotkey bindings to any arbitrary script block.
Here's Shift-Ctrl-B typing dotnet build and pressing enter. Just add these to your $profile, after you've imported PSReadLine via
if ($host.Name -eq 'ConsoleHost')
Building with Shift-Ctrl-B
Set-PSReadLineKeyHandler -Key Ctrl+Shift+b `
-BriefDescription BuildCurrentDirectory `
-LongDescription "dotnet Build the current directory" `
Here's Shift-Ctrl-T typing dotnet test and pressing enter.
Set-PSReadLineKeyHandler -Key Ctrl+Shift+t `
-BriefDescription TestCurrentDirectory `
-LongDescription "dotnet Test the current directory" `
Here's it in Animated Gif Form! (Using Carnac to see the hotkeys being pressed)
Since I am using Ctrl+Shift+T for testing (that's just me) I did need to manually unbind it from New Tab in my Windows Terminal settings. Just be aware.
Sweet. What hotkeys will YOU hook up?
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