How to select code blocks vertically in vscode?

Keyboard shortcut for vertical block selection:

To select code block vertically in your visual studio code, use Shift + Alt and then use the mouse to select lines vertically, from top-left to bottom-right.

Shift + Alt + Select with mouse

Vertical code block selection example

vscode vertical code block selection


This keyboard shortcut for vscode vertical select is tested on Windows 10 and Windows 11 Visual Studio Code Editors.

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