Seeing Your Code Even When IntelliSense Hides It
Sometimes when I'm typing in parameters I get both an IntelliSense drop down list of helpful suggestions and the tip on what this parameter should be. I'm not denying that's tremendously helpful, but sometimes these hints completely cover up my actual code -- and I need to see my code!
If you've been using the Escape key to dismiss these text blocks to get back to your code, there's a better solution (especially if you, in fact, want those tips back later to figure out what to do): Just press the Ctrl key. With the Ctrl key pressed, all the "helpfulness" blocks become transparent, letting you see your code. Release the Ctrl key and the "helpfulness" comes back.
Posted by Peter Vogel on 04/30/2012 at 1:16 PM