When I started programming I wanted a way to reference the most useful Visual Studio Shortcuts easily. I didn't want to have to keep going back to a website or reference a cheat sheet that had lots of shortcuts that weren't useful day to day.
Like most things in life, the shortcuts seem follow the Pareto principle. From what I've found working with Visual Studio everyday, 20% of the shortcuts are used 80% of the time. Or thinking about it in another way, 20% of the shortcuts do 80% of the work.
I researched what other Visual Studio users found to be the most useful Visual Studio Shortcuts via sites like stackoverflow.com and quora.com . I took the research along with my own experience working as a professional developer and compiled the definitive list of shortcuts.
I ended up creating this 2 page cheat sheet containing the most useful 24 Visual Studio Shortcuts. It comes in both dark and light versions.
Print these cheat sheets out and put them somewhere you can easily reference while you code. Make a concerted effort to not use the mouse as much as possible. After a week or so you'll be surprised at how much better you've become at using the Visual Studio shortcuts and in turn you'll have become a more efficient programmer!
Here are the high quality PDF versions of these sheets if you'd like to download them for printing.
You can grab the high quality PDF versions of these sheets here.
Hope these help!