When writing code in Visual Studio, the shortkey Ctrl+Alt+Space toggles the completion mode of IntelliSense in the Text Editor.
The completion mode can be manually changed by going to this menu in VS2012: EDIT > IntelliSense > Toggle Completion Mode
However the shortkey can be annoying while coding, depending on your keyboard configuration and language.
To disable this shortkey command in Visual Studio 2012 follow these steps:
Go to TOOLS
Go to Environment > Keyboard
Below the Show commands containing: type the word completion and hit the TAB-key
The filtered listbox should now contain a command called Edit.ToggleCompletionMode
Select it and hit the button Remove
Click OK to close the Options form
These steps are very similar to Visual Studio 2010.
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A lot of people don’t know this but you can actually clean up your using statements in your Visual Studio projects almost automatically.
In case you didn’t know, here is how to do it:
You have a big list of using statements in your class. It might look like this by default:
Just do a right-mouse click on the using statements and select: [Organize Usings] > [Remove and Sort].
This will remove all the unnecessary and unused usings. The result might look as clean as this:
Sometimes, nothing could be removed or sorted but in most new class files there are a lot of default usings. It might be good to clean them once in a while, especially if you wrote and removed lots of (test) code in a class.
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