Curly Brace Problem in Visual Studio


While working on PCB trace width calculator tool in Visual Studio, my ctr+alt+0 key for closing curly (“}”) brace(bracket) just stopped working.

It is very annoying to be able to open a curly brace but can’t close that block without copying the character from some other line or trying some other key combinations without a success.

If you are able to type brace in notepad but not in the Visual studio, it means ctr+alt+0 is mapped to <view code> shortcut, here is the solution.

  1. On the Tools menu, select Options.
  2. In the Options dialog box, open the Environment folder, and choose Keyboard.
  3. In shortcuts list, find “View.ViewCode”, and remove it.

Now you can close your code blocks again.