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Zeblote
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183 Posts

Posted - May 31 2018 :  09:42:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wondering if this would be possible. When overriding a virtual method, it makes you only get garbage in the tooltip:



Would be nice if it could also get and display this comment from the base method:

Zeblote
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183 Posts

Posted - May 31 2018 :  09:47:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found this option and turned it on, but seems to have no effect:

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feline
Whole Tomato Software

United Kingdom
17497 Posts

Posted - May 31 2018 :  4:27:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The idea is interesting, but what happens when there are two, three or more virtual methods above this one in the class hierarchy? I am just not sure how well this would scale.

Are you aware that if you use Alt-Shift-G, for Goto Related, VA will let you jump to the base methods for this function? It's not as direct, but it is a good way of exploring the hierarchy.

Another approach is to run Find References on the virtual function, and in the Find References Results window make sure that you have turned on the following options in the right click menu:

Display declarations and definitions
Display inherited and overridden references
Tooltips

you can now hover over the base class declarations and see what comment information is shown in the tooltip for the result. You can also jump to the result with the most useful looking comment block.

Both methods will scale a lot better in more complex cases.

zen is the art of being at one with the two'ness
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ChrisG
Whole Tomato Software

USA
252 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2018 :  11:42:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like this idea, and opened case 117042 for it. This is no guarantee that it will be implemented, but I for one would like it see it in the product.
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sean
Whole Tomato Software

USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2019 :  3:13:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
case=117042 is implemented in build 2341
https://support.wholetomato.com/default.asp?W404#2341
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