This isn’t exactly the best thing since bread (or even sliced bread for that matter), but I figured I’d share this as I haven’t seen it written about in many places and I find it quite handy on a regular basis. If you hold down the ALT key in SSMS when you’re selecting text you can draw a box around any text that you want to highlight.
This is quite handy in a lot of places. I use it most often for code formatting, as I like things like blocks of variable declarations or table columns to line up all the way down. For example:
Or for Copy/Pasting just a section of a line:
And of course in that same vein, deleting a box:
Lots you can do with it to save some keystrokes and make things a bit quicker.