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CodeRush Stops Intellisense Working For Visual Studio 2013

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CodeRush Stops Intellisense Working – I absolutely love DevExpress products. I love CodeRush even more and once you have used it, it’s easy to see why. But has the Intellisense in Visual Studio 2013 suddenly stopped working after installing CodeRush?


After installing CodeRush, the Intellisense in Visual Studio 2013 stopped working. While I am not totally convinced that installing CodeRush is 100% to blame for the sudden demise of Intellisense, it might be a contributing factor. Here are a few possible solutions for the issue. Okay, so the first one is related to CodeRush. If you have installed it and you are using Visual Studio 2013, go to the DevExpress menu item in Visual Studio and select the Options menu. Under Compatability >> Intellisense make sure that the ‘Enable intellisense features’ option ‘VS 2013 and later’ is checked. I have found that it is unchecked by default.


If this doesn’t work then the next option you can try is to tell Visual Studio to do it. Under the Tools >> Options >> Text Editor >> All Languages >> General you might see that the Statement completion items are half checked (square). Uncheck ‘Auto list members’ and ‘Parameter information’ and check them again.


Your check boxes should now look as in the screenshot below. Why these options were half checked I can’t say.


If all else fails the solution might lie in your AppData folder. The steps to fix this are documented in a previous blog post of mine: Visual Studio 2012 Intellisense Stopped Working – Solved. Try writing code for a whole day without Intellisense. I promise you, you’ll go nuts. It has made me aware of how dependent I have become on the productivity boost Intellisense provides me. Sometimes the same issue can occur multiple times with different resolutions each time. This is one such an example. I hope that this can be of some help to somebody. Never a dull moment in the life of a programmer!

Dirk Strauss
Dirk is a Software Developer from South Africa. He loves all things Technology and is slightly addicted to Jimi Hendrix. Apart from writing code, he also enjoys authoring books and articles. "I love sharing knowledge and connecting with people from around the world. It's the diversity that makes life so beautiful." Dirk feels very strongly that pizza is simply not complete without Tabasco, that you can never have too much garlic, and that cooking the perfect steak is an art he has almost mastered.

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