One of the things that I love about VS 2008 was the resolve usings smart tag and the ctrl+. keyboard shortcut.
Now this mysteriously vanished once I installed a couple of different tools such as F# (which turns out was the culprit)
Firstly I used the VS 2008 macro editor to list as the keybindings that are in use. Macro was found here and found that it was linked to OtherContextMenus.FSIConsoleContext.CancelEvaluation which is an F# keybinding. A quick google led me to a this blog post which details how to fix the issue.
- Click Tools -> Options -> Keyboard
- Type "View.ShowSmartTag" in the "Show commands containing:" entry field
- Hold down "ctrl" and press "." (dot) in the "Press shortcut keys" entry field
- Click "Assign"