Options, Text Editor, C#, IntelliSense
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Use the IntelliSense property page to modify settings that affect the behavior of IntelliSense for Visual C#. You can access the IntelliSense property page by clicking Options on the Tools menu, then clicking C# in the Text Editor folder, and then clicking IntelliSense.
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The IntelliSense property page contains the following properties:
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# keywords, for example, class, to the completion list.
Place code snippets in completion lists
When this option is selected, IntelliSense adds aliases for C# code snippets to the completion list. In the case where the code snippet alias is the same as a keyword, for example, class, the keyword is replaced by the shortcut. For more information, see Visual C# Code Snippets.
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 enter at end of fully typed word
Specifies that if you type all 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 type
else and then press ENTER, the following appears in the editor:
| (cursor location)
However, if you type only
el and then press ENTER, the following appears in the editor:
else| (cursor location)
Pre-selects most recently used member
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 integrated development environment (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.