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Configure reparse settings for new symbols

Visual Assist includes parsers that execute after each pause in typing. To avoid any chance of lag between your initiating a command and its response, the parsers do not activate until your pause exceeds a threshold. Visual Assist wants your IDE to be responsive.

Unfortunately, the tiny delay means there are a few occasions whereby you can request a command that is not yet available. Such commands:

  • appear in the Quick Action and Refactoring menu (Shift+Alt+Q)
  • appear in the the IDE context menu (Right-click)
  • initiate Smart Select

For example, expecting Create from Usage before a reparse can see a newly typed symbol means the command will not appear in the Quick Refactoring Menu.

If a command you expect is unavailable, clear its access menu (if applicable,) wait one second, and retry the command.

Alternatively, you can make Visual Assist always reparse between your initiating a command and seeing a response by modifying the registry:

HKCU\Software\Whole Tomato\Visual Assist X\<IDE spec>\ReparseIfNeededMaxFileSize2

Set to -1 to reparse if necessary, irrespective of file size.
Set to 0 to reparse only after a delay in typing.
Set to a value in bytes to reparse if necessary in files whose size is smaller than or equal to the value.

Set to 0 to restore the default.

Visual Assist build 2093 through build 2101

Registry value name is ReparseIfNeededMaxFileSize and its default data is 20,000, meaning a reparse is always done between a command and its response—if necessary—in files of 20,000 or fewer bytes.

Visual Assist build 2089 and older

ReparseIfNeededMaxFileSize is not recognized.

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