# autocomplete in TeXnicCenter does not work when biblatex is used

I'm working with TeXnicCenter and I set a up a project file and created my output pdf file and bibliography using biblatex. Everything works well, the document looks the way it should...and now comes the but: I can't get the autocomplete for the \cite{} (any citation command actually) working. I don't even see the references in the reference tab (stable version TeXnicCenter) or in the Literature window (Alpha version). This is a bit annoying, since I have a huge list of references in my .bib file. Does anyone know, how to fix that? Maybe a note, I have just recently switched to biblatex and before I started using it, I could see the references and the autocomplete function was working.

Here is a minimal example of my code:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside]{report}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage[american]{babel}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage{csquotes}

\usepackage[style=authoryear-comp,%
natbib=true,      % enable natbib macros
bibencoding=ascii,
url=false,
sorting=nyt,
uniquename=false,
firstinits=true, % use initials as first names
uniquelist=false,
dashed=false,     % do not use a dash instead of author name in case of several publications
maxnames=99,     % in the bibliography show all names
maxcitenames=2,   % in the text use et al. for more than 2
backref=true,     % have backrefs in the bibliography
backend=bibtex8,
refsegment=section]{biblatex}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage[intoc]{nomencl}
\usepackage[figure,table]{hypcap}

%-------Main-Document-Body---------

\begin{document}

\chapter{test}\label{testchapter}

lets see if this works: \parencite{albergel_evaluation_2012} and \parencite{maltese_event_2010}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


And the bibliography -which I get from zotero (coding Western - ISO8859-1) -looks like that:

@inproceedings{maltese_event_2010,
title = {Event detection of hydrological processes with passive L-band data from {SMOS}},
volume = {7824},
shorttitle = {Event detection of hydrological processes with passive L-band data from {SMOS}},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.865074},
doi = {10.1117/12.865074},
booktitle = {{SPIE}},
publisher = {{SPIE}},
author = {Maltese, Antonio and Al Bitar, Ahmad and Jacquette, Elsa and Kerr, Yann and Mialon, Arnaud and Cabot, Francoise and Quesney, Arnaud and Merlin, Olivier and Richaume, Phillipe},
year = {2010},
pages = {78240J}
},

@article{albergel_evaluation_2012,
title = {Evaluation of remotely sensed and modelled soil moisture products using global ground-based in situ observations},
volume = {118},
shorttitle = {Evaluation of remotely sensed and modelled soil moisture products using global ground-based in situ observations},
url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425711004147},
doi = {10.1016/j.rse.2011.11.017},
journal = {Remote Sensing of Environment},
author = {Albergel, Clement and de Rosnay, Patricia and Gruhier, Claire and {Mu\~{n}oz-Sabater}, Joaquin and Hasenauer, Stefan and Isaksen, Lars and Kerr, Yann and Wagner, Wolfgang},
year = {2012},
pages = {215--226}
}


Any suggestions where I interfer with the autocomplete option?? Thanks

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May be try using \bibliography{example.bib} before \end{document} for autocompletion and comment it before you run the pdflatex –  texenthusiast Jun 26 '12 at 2:38
Great! That really does the trick! Amazing...so easy! Thanks a lot :) –  Sandy Jun 26 '12 at 3:53

\makeatletter
\makeatother


\addbibresource{}


TeXnicCenter believes you are using

\bibliography{}


and integrates it accordingly into the GUI and for autocomplete.

This solution has the beauty of working with both biblatex (+biber) and classic BibTeX and does not need any uncommenting before compiling.

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Try using \bibliography{example.bib} before \end{document} for autocompletion and comment it before you run the pdflatex