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Discussion on: Why isn't IntelliCode working for C# in VSCode?

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Mat Jones

The C# language server in VS Code is just kinda poopy. Try restarting OmniSharp via the command palette.

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Calin Baenen Author

How do I do that?

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Mat Jones

CMD/CTRL+Shift+P to bring up the command palette, then search for OmniSharp, one of the commands should be to restart it.

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Calin Baenen Author

It didn't work, sadly.
Anything else I can do (or worse case, any other IDEs I can use)?

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Mat Jones

If you have a student (.edu) email address, you can get JetBrains Rider for free, that IDE is really incredible, everything just works amazingly right out of the box.

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Calin Baenen Author

I don't, sadly. And I can't really shell out money, since I have no online currency buffer, nor do I have money to spend.

Any free IDEs I could use?

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Mat Jones

Only free option I know of is Visual Studio. Be warned, though, while it works and will give you IntelliSense, I personally find it really difficult to find things in the UI, I find it to be pretty slow, and I find the default keyboard shortcut mappings to be garbage.

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Calin Baenen Author

So, does this mean I'm (almost) shit out of luck here?

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Mat Jones

Until the Language Server implementation for C# gets better, unfortunately I think so. Visual Studio works okay, I just personally dislike it.

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Calin Baenen Author

Okay. I'll try to do some looking myself. But thank you for your help.

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Mat Jones

He’s asking about VS Code, not Visual Studio.

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Miles Watson

Oh, my bad.

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Haris Secic

Also VS is kinda bad in many ways as MS focuses on delivery so users can do the QA and report back. Don't be shy to report bugs. I got really angry with Azure and Windows but they fixed some bugs in short time

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Calin Baenen Author

I have reported.