Big Hints

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The Big Hints options page contains Big Hints options.


The Enabled option specifies big hints availability.

Click the Test button to test the big hint appearance. The Title and Text options specify the title and text of the trial big hint.

The tree view at the bottom of the options page lists the features that call big hints. If a tree item is selected, its statistics and options are shown to the left of the tree. These options specify when the big hint is displayed. You can choose one of the following values:

Value Description
Never show this hint The big hint is never displayed.
Display this hint the first N times that this feature is used The big hint is displayed each time, until the appropriate feature is executed N times. Check Reset display count each time I start Visual Studio to reset the display counter on each Visual Studio startup.
Always display hint when this action is performed The big hint is displayed each time the feature is executed.


If a root tree item is selected, only its usage statistics are shown. Root items do not have options.


This product is designed for outdated versions of Visual Studio. Although Visual Studio 2015 is supported, consider using the CodeRush extension with Visual Studio 2015 or higher.