# Sunday, 14 January 2007

Here's another reason to install Visual Studio SP1 - it fixes one class of "intellisense stops working" problems. Intellisense stops working a lot for C++ developers. It doesn't happen very often for me, but people mention it quite often when I speak and some of my coworkers are less lucky than I am because it happens in their day to day work.

If Intellisense stops working for you and you're working on a C++ project, the workaround is to close Visual Studio, find and delete the .ncb file, and re-open Visual Studio. As you can imagine, that cuts into flow quite a bit. Now a KB article mentions that SP 1 fixes "In a Microsoft Visual C++ 2005-based solution that includes multiple projects, the IntelliSense of a project does not work correctly if the project references types from another Visual C++ or Visual C# project." Cool!


Sunday, 14 January 2007 21:48:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [1]
Thursday, 25 September 2008 14:04:55 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hm, yeah, except that doesn't fix it for everyone's issues.
Intellisense in vs08 doesn't work anymore for me. The 'kill the ncb database' fix doesn't do it. Verifying the checkboxes for autocomplete in the options does not do it.

Its just hosed.
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