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Suggestion: Making Intellisense in Visual Studio more Intelligent

Just sent this to the Visual Studio team via the “send a frown” button:

pressing CTRL+SPACE after "buttonDropDown." (see screenshot) seems to give me suggestions of members of buttonDropDown that aren’t a fit to the Rectangle object that I’m trying to assign to

I suppose you do so since I could eventually drill down into more properties of those objects

you could think of it as a tree though and from the current object’s (buttonDropDown) members give me as suggestions only those that satisfy condition X, where condition X would be defined recursively as "is a Rectangle or has members that satisfy X". Could maybe have some max depth in that case down to which you check and have an option at the end of the popup to show all members to pick from

another idea (easier to implement) is to show on top of the popup the members that are Rectangle and then the rest of the members separated visually, however I think the former suggestion is possible to implement and more powerful, plus could be combined with this later suggestion

 

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  1. 2015/01/04 at 23:48

    note that you don’t use PlacementTarget and PlacementRectangle together, I was just trying to use Intellisense to see if PlacementRectangle could be used instead gettings the bounds of the dropDownButton instead of using it as PlacementTarget

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