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Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  09:54:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After more than 10 years using VA, here is the most annoying thing I still have (and never took time to report):

A real example I currently have:
// DatabaseObject.h
class DatabaseObject
	bool Drop();

// DatabaseColumn.h
class DatabaseColumn : public DatabaseObject

// test.h
class DatabaseColumn;// forward declaration
void f(DatabaseColumn* pDatabaseColumn);

// test.cpp
void f(DatabaseColumn* pDatabaseColumn)

What I get: If I hover "Drop()" and call VA context menu, I get proposal "Add include DatabaseObject.h", which is the file of the base object declaration. If I add it, compiler would complain with "error C2027: use of undefined type 'DatabaseColumn'"

What I expect: If I hover "Drop()" and call VA context menu, I get proposal "Add include DatabaseColumn.h", which is the file of the derived (and expected) object declaration.

By comparison, Resharper proposes the proper file


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Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  11:28:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a good point, and is something we are aware of. I have added your request and comparison with ReSharper to the case:


Often the variable / pointer is an instance of the base class, so in those cases this would be the correct behaviour, but here you are using the derived class, so yes, we should be noticing this.

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