Transparent Intellisense

Tue, April 24, 2007, 02:05 AM under Orcas | VisualStudio
While no doubt everyone will be talking about VB intellisense that I’ve mentioned before or the Javascript intelisense, I just discovered another small improvement in the Orcas IDE.

You will recall that VS2005 introduced DataTips (debugger tooltips on steroids) and when you hold down the Ctrl key they become transparent. Well, that is now true as of Beta 1 for the intellisense window too! In the screenshot below, the left side is what you would face today but with Orcas Beta 1 hold down the Ctrl key and you can see what is below the intellisense window without having to close it, as shown on the right:

I wonder how many people will discover that. It reminds me of another little known feature introduced in VS2005, which I still encounter people today not knowing about: ability to resize the intellisense window... try it if you haven't!