Updating intellisense slow

I am having trouble with my Visual Studio 2005 Intelli Sense for some time now.

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Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 and all hotfixes which rely on it are I have found that the best fix for Intellisense in VS2005 is to install SP1, and then this hotfix: 947315.

It has the added benefit of fixing most of the multi-core build issues.

This hotfix also includes the ability to control Intellisense via Macros. As for making SP1 more friendly for existing code, you might also check out this hotfix for template compilation: Rename "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\vcpackages\feacp.dll" to something else (like "feacp.bak") to disable Intellisense. When it works, it's great, but more often than not it will cause more problems than it's worth.

I recommend getting Visual Assist X to make up for it (it also has a number of other useful features as well). It will hang up, it will parse through files while you are trying to compile code and will generally make VC 2005 sometimes run like a dog.

As a previous poster suggested, disable intellisense (and chose a potential alternative -- I also support VAX).

Supposedly the hotfix and SP1 provided by MS will fix intellisense problems, but not all. You are better off to disable it and rely on something else.

My feeling is that the slowness comes from the size of the projects.

Net using Visual Studio 2012 (Premium, Update 3, Re Sharper 8).

I have the Re Sharper intellisense deactivated and I am using the standard VS intellisense.

For a while now I have been experiencing serious intellisense performance problems.

My issue appears to be specific to the "List Members" subset of intellisense.

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