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Yep. In a few minutes I'm going to wrestle with that thing for the rest of the day. Again. In the last few months i had a lot of fun with this feature by using VS as a text editor for my assembly code. It actually kept quiet, but once in a while I let it 'check' my code, have a good laugh at the hysterical nonsense it 'found' in my code and then build it with 0 errors or warnings. I still hope that it just drops dead one day.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
VS is quite configurable. When I first started using it, I felt all the warnings so annoying that I turned off everthing that could be turned off. Gradually, I have become accustomed to those markers it puts into the code. They are like ads in the newspaper: I can easily read the article even with an ad to the right. When it suits me, I right click it to see if it should be fixed up. Often it can be ignored (such as This variable should be made read-only, when I haven't yet written the code that willl use it), but often they are also timely reminders.
I am actually far more bothered by those editors to use a whole bouquet glaringly bright colors to identify the class of each and every token. As if I didn't know that "if" is a reserved word and "+" is an operator... In some editors, the screen looks like an art painter's palette; the code structure drowns in all the visual effects. (I do not use such editors myself, and every time some other developer displays his code in that way, I repeat to myself that his editor is not for me! )
VS makes use of color as well, but in a much softer, limited way. It is not fat signal read, florescent green and sun-brigth yellow, on a black background, but a few less saturated colors that doesn't blind you. The way you are hinted may be as subtle as changing from black to grey color, or a discrete dotted underlining.