Visual Studio 2013: Making IntelliSense Transparent While You Code

As I mentioned before, I will be revisiting tips from older versions in this new series. I’m also removing the word “Preview” from these entries since is it safe to assume these features will continue to be in shipping versions of the product. I reserve the word “Preview” for those things that are new and…


Make IntelliSense Transparent

Keyboard:  CTRLVersions:  2008,2010Published:  10/17/2010Code:  vstipEdit0077   Sometimes when you are cranking code you find yourself in a situation where IntelliSense is covering up some code you want to see:   You can easily make it temporarily opaque by pressing and holding the CTRL key:   This way you don’t have to completely get rid of…


Hide the Quick Find and Quick Replace Tool Window After the First Match

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Find and ReplaceVersions:  2008,2010Published:  6/17/2010Code:  vstipFind0010   When using Quick Find and/or Quick Replace tool window, you can make it so the window disappears after the first match.  Just go to Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Find and Replace then select the “Hide Find and Replace window…


Hide or Show Error List When the Build Finishes with Errors

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> GeneralVersions:  2008,2010Published:  5/16/2010Code:  vstipTool0022     By default, the Error List will show when there are build errors:   You can change this behavior by going to Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> General and deselecting the “Always show Error List if build finishes…