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Visual Studio 2012 autocomplete stops working by Brad Stark



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Type: Bug
ID: 759160
Opened: 8/22/2012 7:54:54 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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The autocomplete for Visual Studio 2012 stops working in certain situations. I can't reproduce exactly what situations yet, but the only way to get it to start working again is to restart Visual Studio. I have seen it happen twice already in a 4 hour period.
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/8/2013 at 11:09 AM
Please feel to reactivate this issue when you have the required information.
Harikrishna Menon
Program Manager
Posted by Microsoft on 3/5/2013 at 10:49 AM
Hi Brad,
        Thanks for reporting this issue. Can you try installing the latest Update 2 CTP (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36833) and let me know if this still reproes. We have made whole bunch of fixes around IntelliSense reliability in Update 2.
Harikrishna Menon
Program Manager
Posted by Microsoft on 12/21/2012 at 3:33 PM

We are aware of one case where this can stop working. Could you tell us if the problem started when you were trying to get signature help for a method ?

Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha | Program Manager | Visual Studio Platform - Editor team
Posted by ROC Jake on 9/5/2012 at 6:50 PM
I can't say when it started, but I'm currently working on a XAML Windows Store app and I'm not getting any intellisense for my XAML markup. Works on the C# portion still though. Works after a restart of VS2012 however.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/23/2012 at 1:23 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/22/2012 at 8:51 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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Posted by Morderen on 5/21/2013 at 5:06 AM

I also had this problem.
I switched from VS2010 (completely uninstalled) to VS2012 on Win8, and sometimes while I'm typing code suddenly intellisense stops auto-completing until I restart VS.
Also, it seems that it starts working again if I close and open the .cs file again.

While googling for the solution, I stumbled upon this workaround:

In essence, you just have to delete or rename the folder with settings from previous versions of VS in
and this seems to fix it permanently.