IntelliSense Doesn't Appear - VS2005

Posted on 2008-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
For some reason IntelliSense has stopped appearing in Visual Studio 2005 (C# development), how can I get it back?

The following is the options for IntelliSense that are checked options:
Show Completion list after a character is typed
(disabled but checked)
      Place keywords in completion lists
      Place code snippets in completion lists

Selection In Completion List
Committed by typed the following characters:
Committed by pressing the space bar
IntelliSense pre-selects most recently used members
Question by:angus_young_acdc
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Dhaest earned 300 total points
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Can you check the following

from your Visual studio IDE click on tools->option menu
in options dialog, Select Text Editor->All Languages->General.
on the right side you will get options in statement completion,
check all the options and do the same in Basic->General options too. click ok now you should get the statement completion options
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Author Comment

ID: 22718955
I have had a look at that as per your post, the only options not ticked there are:
Enable virtual space
Word wrap
Line numbers

Do they need to be ticked?  As I still can't get anything to come up when I press . or other keys
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Assisted Solution

ororiole earned 200 total points
ID: 22719095
I've had this happen. I shut down Visual studio, reboot, restart Visual studio and intellisense comes back.
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Author Comment

ID: 22719109
Reboot my machine you mean?  I will give it a try.
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Author Comment

ID: 22719295
That still hasn't worked, it still won't appear.  
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Author Comment

ID: 22719365
I have went into Options -> Text Editor -> C# and selected the Auto list members option.  That seems to have sorted my problem for myself.
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Author Closing Comment

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Issuing points, although I solved it myself.  Thanks anyway guys

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