When I open VisualGDB project properties and go to the tab “IntelliSense Settings”, well, there aren’t really any settings other than the choice of the engine.
Is there a way to set up the clang “intellisense”? Some of the things it does are rather irritating. The pure VS intellisense for the embedded C project isn’t working too great, obviously, so just turning it off is also not such a nice solution.
You can tweak the Clang IntelliSense behavior by adding Clang-friendly command-line flags to “Additional flags for C/C++ files” fields on that page (e.g. -DSOME_MACRO). The IntelliSense is actually using Clang, so all Clang flags that are relevant for source parsing should be supported. If you are looking for a specific setting, let us know and we will suggest a flag that controls it.
Hey, yeah one example that I remember right off the bat is – I have a dark background theme in VS. And if the cursor is placed over e.g. a variable, the clang thing will highlight its entire background “blocks” very harshly, so bright that I cannot see where I’m navigating with the cursor anymore. Either severely reducing the intensity of that highlight, or disabling it (as it’s almost pointless) would be one thing that reduces irritation 😉