IntelliSense for Visual Basic code files
The Visual Basic source code editor offers the following IntelliSense features:
Syntax tips display the syntax of the statement that you are typing. This is useful for statements such as Declare.
Completion on various keywords
For example, if you type
gotoand a space, IntelliSense displays a list of the defined labels in a drop-down menu. Other supported keywords include
When a statement will refer to a member of an enumeration, IntelliSense displays a list of the members of the
Enum. When a statement will refer to a
Boolean, IntelliSense displays a true-false drop-down menu.
Completion can be turned off by default by deselecting Auto list members from the General property page in the Visual Basic folder.
You can manually invoke completion by invoking List Members, Complete Word, or ALT+RIGHT ARROW. For more information, see Using IntelliSense.
IntelliSense in Zone
IntelliSense in Zone assists Visual Basic developers who need to deploy applications through ClickOnce and are constrained to partial trust settings. This feature:
Enables you to choose the permissions the application will run with.
Display APIs in the chosen Zone as available in List Members, and display APIs that require additional permissions as unavailable.
For more information, see Code Access Security for ClickOnce Applications.
Filtered completion lists
In Visual Basic, IntelliSense completion lists have two tab controls located near the bottom of the lists. The Common tab, which is selected by default, displays items that are most often used to complete the statement that you are writing. The All tab displays all items that are available for automatic completion, including those that are also on the Common tab.