Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Koobs

VC6 Intellisense spontaneously stopped working

Recommended Posts

Some advice would be really appreciated on this. Like I said, I am using VC6, and Intellisense (little tooltip boxes that list useful stuff like class members) stopped working. I checked the settings, all still on. It seems that function argument tooltips still work, that''s all though. And it usually says I have two functions (like when you overload them, the tooltips have arrow buttons to select which function arguments you want to see), and know for a fact I don''t have two of them. As far as I know I haven''t changed any settings, and it was working, like, two days ago. Anybody know what going on? -Joel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Classwizard (.clw) file corrupted? Try closing dev. studio, deleting the .clw file, and rebuilding from source when you re-open. Might cause some annoyance with classwizard (''This is a newe dialog, do you want to...'' on existing dialogs, just re-associate them) but should fix it. I hope.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous Poster
If there is an error or code that the real limited parser in Intellisense can''t figure out it stops working. This is typical for version 6. I never had a project get beyond a certain size before it stopped working (about where I would need the help it gives). Look at a tool called Visual Assist. It is like Intellisense that works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yeah, VC++ 6 has this problem a lot, it''s just random and irritating. You can try solving it by deleting the intellisense database in your project directory (make sure VC++ is closed etc. before you do this) and then it may rebuild the database and play nice again when you next open your work.

If not, as AP said, you can try Visual Assist (free for 30 days, but once you''ve tried it you''ll never want to go back) or you can upgrade to VC++ .NET.
That''s what I ended up doing, because VC6 just pissed me off one too many times (and VC.NET, IMHO, is worth the relatively low price you pay for the standard version) for a better IDE, better intellisense and better compiler, resistance is futile

-Mezz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
*wipes drool from keyboard*
Yeah, I think this Visual Assist thing will work. Despite the price, it has just made it onto my must buy list. Thanks for the help! (and surprisingly fast responses)

-Joel


[edited by - J3ll0 on March 22, 2004 11:30:24 AM]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
heh...I get this all the time...usually I can''t be bothered wasting energy getting annoyed over it...that visual assist sounds interesting, I''ll have to check it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites