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C# auto-complete getting confused by generics/properties
« on: January 25, 2016, 05:28:44 pm »
My implementation of a Singleton class in C# seems to be confusing the auto-complete and parameter help functionality. I don't know if it's my use of generics or properties that is causing the confusion.

Say I have the following code:
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public abstract class FooSingleton<T>
where T: FooSingleton<T>, new() {
protected static T m_instance;

public static T Instance {
get {
if (m_instance == null) {
m_instance = new T();
return m_instance;

public class Foo : FooSingleton<Foo>
public void Baz() {

public class Test
public void TestFn() {

In Test.TestFn(), if I have my cursor after "Foo.Instance." and press Ctrl+Space (codehelp-complete), I get the following message on the status bar:
Unable to locate definition of expression type: 'Foo.Instance.'
I would expect it to either display Baz() in a dropdown list, or auto-fill-in Baz(), depending on my auto-complete configuration.

If I put my cursor inside the parens of Foo.Instance.Baz() and press Alt+, (function-argument-help), I get this message:
No help found for this function: Foo.Instance.
I would expect it to display a tooltip with the Baz() function declaration: "void Foo.Baz()".

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Re: C# auto-complete getting confused by generics/properties
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 09:54:50 pm »
A fix for this issue will be in the next hot-fix for V20.0.1.

Thanks for the succinct example.