How to duplicate a line or selection within Visual Studio Code


Using Microsoft's Visual Studio Code, how do I duplicate a line of code and then move it up and down? (Similar to Sublime's cmd+shift+d behaviour)

It's a feature that I use constantly, and am struggling using Visual Studio Code without it.

Best Solution

The commands your are looking for are editor.action.copyLinesDownAction and editor.action.copyLinesUpAction.

You can see the associated keybindings by picking: File > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts


Shift+Alt+Down and Shift+Alt+Up


Shift+Option+Down and Shift+OptionUp


Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Down and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up

(Might need to use numpad Down and Up for Linux)

Furthermore, commands editor.action.moveLinesUpAction and editor.action.moveLinesDownAction are the ones to move lines and they are bound to Alt+Down and Alt+Up on Windows and Mac and Ctrl+Down and Ctrl+Up on Linux.