Iris Classon
Iris Classon - In Love with Code

Intellisense problems in VS2012 fix, maybe related to productivity and refactoring plugins

If you like me rely a bit on intellisense for productivity you probably hate it when it stops giving you those nice suggestions. This happened to me last week, and I suspect that it had something to do with productivity and refactoring plugins such as Resharper and Just Code. Not saying that the plugins caused it, it might very well be a VS2012 bug - or a combination of both.

Edit/Comment: This seems to be a R# problem when uninstalling or the license expires

Nonetheless, I found out what caused the problem for me and a fix, so I thought that it would be worth sharing. I now have intellisense and have tested with both plugins, even both of them at the same time, and it works. Yey.

This might be why you are having problems with Intellisense, check to see if these boxes are ticked

So, click on the Tools tab and then Options, select Text Editor and whatever language you are using and then General. Under Statement Completion notice if the boxes are TICKED. Mine where just filled, but not ticked. I ticket them first unticked, then ticked, and that’s all I had to do.

The Statement Completetion does exactly what it insinuates, it comes with completion suggestions for the statement you are writing.

The key short cuts are CTRL+ or CTRL+SPACEBAR


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9/1/2012 6:12:24 PM
Same issue after uninstalling Resharper in 2012, but you fix doesn't work.  Intellisense pops up for about 1 second, then disappears. 
11/1/2012 11:41:17 AM
This solved the issue for me....

Found this message at:  

"I've had the same problem. I think this is because I've had vs2010 with resharper, and vs2012 imported settings from it. You can make everething to work as expected by Tools->Import and export settins-Reset all settings"... 
11/6/2012 1:15:36 PM
Your shitty "solution" doesn't work. 
1/17/2013 6:58:17 AM
My VS2012 code completion stops now and then. Mostly when I'm unit testing, not sure if it is related.
When I press CTRL+space nothing seems to happen, but the arrow up and arrow down don't move the cursor ... the window is there, but not visible ... and pressing space will put an applicable property/method/something in.
My solution, as with all Microsoft stuff, close the coding panes and open them again :) 
Iris Classon
1/17/2013 7:00:29 AM
Reply to: erictummers
LOL yeah, tell me about it :D It's the classic "have you tried turning it off and on?" (IT Crowd) 
1/24/2013 12:59:25 PM
Reply to: erictummers
I am having exactly the same problem...   In my case It seems to trigger when I ago to a TFS window.  Recently I installed web essentials extension, I'll try to remove it and see how it goes 
Adrian of Formative Innovations
3/7/2013 12:17:46 PM
I blame stupid Resharper. With how poor the performance is, it hardly boosts efficiency. It's just good for identifying errors/redundancies. 

It's like they want to F you over in the end though, because as you know, uninstalling it, cripples VS2012. Bastards!
4/15/2013 6:47:42 AM
thanks for this 
5/10/2013 4:48:05 PM
Reply to: Bobolik

You're an asshole. 

Much love 
Jesse Milan
12/11/2013 9:40:49 AM
This completely solved my problem, thank you! Although, I'm trying to make sense as to 'why' this resolves it - theorizing that perhaps it is because if the .aspx code is modified but the code-behind is not, when you 'get latest' it pulls one and not the other and therefore they aren't correctly 'linked'? Anyone else have ideas? 

Last modified on 2012-08-19

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