Refreshing Visual Studio C++ Intellisense RRS feed

  • Question

  • I often find that C++ intellisense in Visual Studio 2005 takes quite a while to update, especially when I've copied and pasted a lot of code. It seems that you can force it to update, by either:

    1) Closing the solution, deleting the .ncb, and opening the solution

    2) Toggling between 'Debug' and 'Release' builds (I guess the change in compiler options causes the intellisense to detect a change).

    I've spent ages searching for a shortcut I can press which will just force it to update without doing either of these, but haven't come up with anything yet. Does anyone know if there is such a shortcut?



    Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:18 AM


  • IntelliSense updates all the time in the background. The two actions you mentioned do indeed restart the update sequence. There is no direct command to restart that sequence, though.

    In the future, we're working on fixing the foundation of IntelliSense to make you not need to have it manually restart again.


    Monday, March 19, 2007 9:34 PM