View Poll Results: Intellisense: Love it or hate it?

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  • SQL Server Intellisense sucks.

    4 66.67%
  • SQL Server Intellisense rocks.

    2 33.33%
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Thread: Intellisense

  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Intellisense

    Well, I finally came to the decision today that Intellisense is a greater annoyance than benefit.
    I turned it off. And worse than being an annoyance, it has actually made substitutions that I did not notice and which screwed up data.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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  2. #2
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    It has one redeeming quality that I can think of. It is an option.

  3. #3
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    Intellisense is a power tool for developers. All power tools have benefits and drawbacks, a bandsaw will cut a lot more wood than a coping saw but the bandsaw is harder to carry and doesn't work well under the sink.

    Intellisense is a great tool in some contexts and a flaming nuisance in others. That's why the dev team made Intellisense an option.

    -PatP
    In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.

  4. #4
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    I also have it turned off. I'd like to turn it on for one thing only: order of params in the builtin functions. I am constantly looking up which param comes first is functions like datediff, substring, etc.

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