Visual studio code autocomplete/intelliSense not working fix for Unity

If you have installed Visual studio community along with Unity editor using Unity Hub then you can see that your Visual studio editor has autocomplete/IntelliSence enabled by default. That is, you will be able to see all Unity functions as you type. But if you have installed Visual studio code then you might not see the autocomplete in the editor.

VScode is both language and framework independent. You will need to install the required dependencies to solve this problem.

Unity autocomplete in VScode

Step by step procedure to enable IntelliSence in VScode

  1. Close both Unity and VScode.
  2. If you are on Windows, Download and install .NET framework 4.7.1 Developer Pack. If you are on Mac, then download .NET SDK and mono stable release.
  3. Open Unity.
  4. Go to Edit>Preferences>External tools.
  5. Select Visual studio code as your external script editor.
  6. In the external script editor Args box enter “$(ProjectPath)” -g “$(File)”:$(Line):$(Column)
  7. Click on regenerate project files.
  8. Go to Window>Package Manager. Under Unity registry, find Visual Studio code editor and install the package if not installed already.
  9. Open Visual studio code.
  10. Install C# for Visual Studio Code (powered by OmniSharp) extension.
  11. Close VScode.
  12. Open VScode from Unity. Now IntelliSence should work and syntax should autocomplete.
Visual studio code settings in Unity

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