[MonoDevelop] Code completion stopped working

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 17:24:08 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

The code completion database are generated when first needed, and can
take a while to generate. You should see indicators in the status bar
and completion window while this is happening.

The completion databases should never have to be removed manually,
unless they are somehow corrupted by a bug, so making it easy for
users to regenerate them would encourage ignoring the bugs instead of
getting them fixed.

Michael Hutchinson

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