Getting Visual Studio Key Mappings in Eclipse

Over the last few weeks I have been writing my first Android app in Java (more details will come once it released – hush hush right now). While Eclipse has improved a lot since I last used in (back in 2003 or so), I have found the experience reasonably frustrating coming from the nicely polished Visual Studio 2010.

While most of these things are just a matter of switching from KoolAid back to plain old rusty tap water, there’s one thing that bites me time and time again – different key mappings! Fortunately, it’s actually pretty easy to change your mappings to be more “Visual Studio” like.

First of all, you need to install the C/C++ Development Tools – Help > Install New Software

Install the C++ developer tools

Once you restart the environment, go to Window > Preferences > General > Keys and set your Scheme to “Microsoft Visual Studio”

Set your scheme to Visual Studio

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Comments

  • Bob Bryan  On September 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Nice! Thank you. Saved me some time.

    For others looking to do the same, in the latest version of Eclipse you might have to specify the url of Helios since it did not show up in my installation.

  • David  On April 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Where is vote button?

    (stackoverflow addict :))

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