[MonoDevelop] Code completion stopped working

Matt Calder mvcalder at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 16:51:27 EST 2011

In the interest of follow up, I guess deleting those files did have
the desired effect though slowly. An hour or so after deleting the
pidb files I started to get some limited code completion (in the
completion windows mostly system commands would appear). After a
little while longer, more options started to appear. It now seems as
though code completion has recovered. I know it sounds strange but
that's how it happened. If it was not deleting those files that
started the recovery process, I don't know what it was. Perhaps there
should be some "recompile code completion data" option somewhere? The
whole experience is somewhat disconcerting. I am now unsure when I
look at code completion as to whether I am getting the whole picture.


On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the quick reply, unfortunately, none of the suggestions
> seemed to have an impact. I didn't realize how dependent I have become
> on this feature.
> Matt
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Michael Hutchinson
> <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> For some reason code completion has stopped working for me in
>>> monodevelop. This is version 2.4 running under Ubuntu 10.10. I think
>>> it may have stopped when I changed the desktop theme, but I can't be
>>> certain. I restarted MD, but no change. Any ideas?
>> * Check the MD log for errors (~/.config/MonoDevelop/log)
>> * Try cleaning out the pidb (complete data cache) files from your
>> project directories
>> * Try cleaning out the pidb files from ~/.config/MonoDevelop/CodeCompletionData
>> --
>> Michael Hutchinson
>> http://mjhutchinson.com

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