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Modifying IntelliSense Options

Most IntelliSense options are in effect by default. You can turn off an IntelliSense option by default and invoke it through a menu command or keystroke combination.

Even when an IntelliSense option is on by default, you can explicitly invoke it. You can also change the default key mappings for each option.

NoteNote

If you change your IntelliSense settings, then your new settings will apply to IntelliSense in both the Code Editor and the Immediate Mode Command Window.

To turn IntelliSense options OFF by default

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Text Editor folder.

  3. Select the folder for the language you want to customize IntelliSense.

  4. In the General property page, clear check boxes for IntelliSense features that you do not want:

[C#]

In the IntelliSense property page, clear text box options or check box options for IntelliSense features that you do not want:

  • Show completion list after a character is typed

  • Committed by typing the following characters

  • Committed by pressing the space bar

  • IntelliSense pre-selects most recently used members applies to IntelliSense for Most Recently Used Members

For more information, see IntelliSense, C#, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box

[C++]

In the Formatting property page, clear check boxes for IntelliSense features that you do not want:

  • Enable automatic Quick Info tooltips applies to Quick Info

To change default key mappings for IntelliSense options

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Click the Environment folder and then click the Keyboard page.

  3. In the list box, click one of the following:

    • Edit.ListMembers

    • Edit.ParameterInfo

    • Edit.QuickInfo

    • Edit.CompleteWord

For more information on modifying keyboard mappings, see How to: Work with Keyboard Shortcuts.

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