How to stop updating intellisense
I posted a link to this question on the accu-general mailing list and Gennaro Prota responded, asking if I'd seen the approach in the following:
TOPIC_ID=8464 In summary this involves setting a(n otherwise undocumented) registry variable that VA picks up and causes it to disable the VS Intellisense for you. I'm still not sure why that other approaches didn't work, but I'm happy now, so I thought I'd pass on that suggestion here (as Gennaro doesn't use Stackoverflow).
I want to invoke intellisense manually just like I can with C#, is there any way of turning off the auto-complete suggestion or at least preventing it from selecting an entry for me?
Default C/C Intellisense in extremely large solutions, especially with older IDEs, may slow an IDE such that its performance while editing is unacceptable.
If this appears to be the case for your environment, disable default IDE Intellisense in C/C and show only Intellisense from Visual Assist, or pause default IDE parsing when Visual Assist parses.
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Anyone been down this route and found a solution (if you pardon the pun)?
The solution has a lot of C projects, with a handful of C# and C /CLI projects too.
In all environments, begin by choosing Visual Assist as the source of C/C content in the options dialog of Visual Assist. \ Set value to "Delay" to temporarily prevent default Intelllisense from parsing while the Visual Assist parses.
Set value to "Disable" to prevent default Intelllisense from parsing at all.