Column and block text selection :
Using SHIFT to Select Text –
In this post we will have a look on “SQL Server Shortcut keys”. with some other details. It is well known that using the SHIFT key you can perform normal text selection in SSMS. If you put your cursor to the left of “Person.Address” and hold the SHIFT key and then put your cursor at the end of “Person.CountryRegion” it will select the first three lines of code as shown below.
Using SHIFT+ALT to Select Columns
If you would like to select columns or blocks then Microsoft SQL Server offers a solution for you. You can use the key shortcut SHIFT+ALT as described in the following steps. Please note that this feature works using SSMS for SQL Server 2008 and up.
Place your cursor to the left of “[Person].[Address]”, press SHIFT+ALT then click at the end of “Person” … More