View Clipboard Ring History in Visual Studio 2019

View Clipboard Ring History in Visual Studio 2019

You can now view clipboard ring history in Visual Studio 2019. If you ever wonder what is “Clipboard Ring” feature in Visual Studio? Well, It is all about copy multiple code block, and past them as and when need. Yes, in Visual Studio,  you can copy multiple lines of code and keep them in clipboard memory and past them as and when need. Wouldn’t it improve your development productivity? The way it works is very simple; all the cute / copy text items are stored in a memory and you can use them as and when need by paste using Ctrl+Shift+V


Did you know – In Visual Studio you can copy multiple code blocks together and paste them one by one?


So, this is how it works.

  • Copy / Cut the number of code blocks.
  • Paste them using Ctrl+Shit+V Option and select them from Clipboard ring list.
    Ctrl+C Multiple Time to Copy in Clipboard - Ctrl+Shift+V for Clipboard viewing

You can try this in the previous version of Visual Studio as well, but the new addition to Visual Studio 2019 is, it allows view the content when you paste. It makes is much simpler to choose the clipboard when you have a large dataset of the clipboard. This option is also available under Edit Menu > Show Clipboard History.

Clipboard Ring in Visual Studio 2019

Without having this feature, you need to use the same key set ( Ctrl+Shift+V) to paste the information as long as you are not seeing the right code block for you. But having the visualization enable easy selection of content from the clipboard ring.

Hope it helps.

Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.