FIX: In a Visual C++ 2005 application project, the IntelliSense feature does not work correctly if the project references types from another Visual C++ or Visual C# application project

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Symptoms
In a Microsoft Visual C++ 2005-based solution that includes multiple projects, the IntelliSense of a project does not work correctly if the project references types from another Visual C++ or Visual C# project.
Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
929697 How to obtain the latest Visual Studio 2005 service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes that are installed on the computer.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Feacp.dll14.0.50727.2222,117,63204-Oct-200612:08
Vcpkg.dll8.0.50727.2223,245,05604-Oct-200614:37
Workaround
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Build the whole solution.
  2. Exit Visual Studio 2005.
  3. Delete the .ncb file.
  4. Restart Visual Studio 2005.
When you restart Visual Studio 2005, the IDE automatically generates a new .ncb file for the solution. Then, the IntelliSense feature will work correctly.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.
More information
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Properties

Article ID: 926465 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 02:05:25 - Revision: 2.0

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