Eclipse Content Assist not working

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Problem

When using a fresh install of Eclipse CDT I found that the content assist was not working. This is the feature similar to autocomplete in Visual Studio, where you get completion proposals on pressing Ctrl + Space while typing code.

Solution

Go to Window -> Preferences -> Editor -> Content Assist -> Advanced and enable Parsing-based Proposals. Click Apply. Content assist should start working immediately. No restart of Eclipse required.

Tried with: Eclipse 4.4.2 and Ubuntu 14.04

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