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Triggers IDE repaint that messes up Intellisense dropdowns

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The control seems to trigger a full repaint of the IDE which in turns causes the Intellisense drop down to "go away." This happens in a project of any size.
 
In a VB code module for a form, type:
Protected Overrides
-- a drop down appears. If you keep typing to find the method you want the whole IDE refreshes and the dropdown disappears.
 
This is a "dealkiller" sort of bug.

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darinclark wrote Jan 31, 2008 at 8:41 PM

This also kills method rename refactoring if you pause long enough for it to refresh the screen.

wrote Jan 31, 2008 at 8:41 PM

wrote May 5, 2008 at 6:51 PM

heartofbruce wrote May 5, 2008 at 6:52 PM

I uninstalled this project after discovering this bug...

wrote Oct 13, 2008 at 4:06 PM

bdfranson wrote Oct 13, 2008 at 4:07 PM

agreed - wow, what a pain!

bdfranson wrote Oct 13, 2008 at 4:18 PM

A workaround to this (not beautiful, but it does work).
Set filter to zzzzzz and it won't try to refresh. Then clear the filter when you want to use it.
Still a pain, but it at least makes it usable. Clearly the refresh logic needs some work - should have a keystroke timer on the refresh logic so it waits for about 3 seconds before refreshing if typing is ocurring.

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 2:30 AM