Greatest Hits: Make IntelliSense Transparent

Keyboard:  CTRL
Versions:  2008,2010
Published:  10/17/2010
Code:  vstipEdit0077


I thought it would be cool to rerun some of the items that many people have really liked in the past.  This is the first of the posts I’ll call the Greatest Hits for folks to get exposure to tips they may have missed the first time around.  With that said, on with the tip…


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 IntelliSense, see the code, then bring IntelliSense back.  Just press the CTRL key, get the information you need, and move on.