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IntelliSense, C#/J#, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box 

Use the IntelliSense property page to modify settings that affect the behavior of IntelliSense for Visual C# and Visual J#. You can access the IntelliSense property page by clicking Options on the Tools menu, then clicking C# or Visual J# in the Text Editor folder, and then clicking IntelliSense.

NoteNote

The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

The IntelliSense property page contains the following properties:

Completion Lists

Show completion list after a character is typed

When this option is selected, IntelliSense automatically displays the completion list when you begin typing. When this option is not selected, IntelliSense completion is still available from the IntelliSense menu or by pressing CTRL+SPACE.

Place keywords in completion lists

When this option is selected, IntelliSense adds C# or J# keywords (for example, class (C# Reference)) to the completion list.

Place code snippets in completion lists

When this option is selected, IntelliSense adds aliases for C# or J# code snippets to the completion list. In the case where the code snippet alias is the same as a keyword (for example, class (C# Reference)) the keyword is replaced by the shortcut. For more information, see Default Expansions in C#.

Selection In Completion Lists

Committed by typing the following characters:

Specifies all characters that execute IntelliSense automatic completion for the selected item in completion list, after they are typed.

Committed by pressing the space bar

Specifies to include the action of pressing the space bar to execute IntelliSense automatic completion for the selected item in completion list.

Add new line on commit with enter at end of fully typed word

Specifies that if you type all of the characters for an entry in the completion list and then press ENTER, a new line is created automatically and the cursor moves to the new line.

For example, if you typed else and then pressed ENTER, you would see the following in the editor:

else

| (cursor location)

If, however, you typed only el and then pressed ENTER, you would see the following in the editor:

else| (cursor location)

IntelliSense Member Selection

IntelliSense pre-selects most recently used members

When this option is selected, IntelliSense pre-selects the members that you have recently selected in the pop-up List Members box for automatic object name completion, during your current session in the IDE. The history of most recently used members is cleared between each session in the IDE. For more information see IntelliSense for Most Recently Used Members.

Clear History

Clears the history of members that you have used during automatic object name completion.

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