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 Have a tool window like VA outline for inheritance
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Posted - Jun 01 2020 :  05:42:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It happens often that I have to check/modify all inherited class or virtual functions of a class.
For that I use the 'Derived classes/symbols' from the VassistX.GotoRelated menu.

Works well, but everytime I have to go back to my base class/function and do the same over an over again.

It would be great to have a tool like the VAOutline that shows the inheritance permanently.

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Posted - Jun 02 2020 :  11:43:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are considering creating a view like this:


For now there are a couple of options that should help. For virtual methods, if you run Find References on the method, in the Find References Results window you can use the right click menu to turn On:

Display inherited and overridden references

turning off some of the other entries, for example "Display comment and string hits (M)" should help to limit the number of entries, so you can focus on just the entries you are looking for.

You can manually delete entries from the Find References Results list as well, just select them and press Delete. This has no effect on your code, only on the results list.

If you then want to keep this list around you can clone the Find References Results list, so preserving its content even when you run another Find References.

For the class its self, another approach is the bottom half of VA View, the Hovering Class Browser.


with keyboard focus in the editor, hover the mouse over the class you are interested in, and its details, including all of its base classes, will be listed in VA View. You can pin this class information, so it won't change as you are editing, keeping it available for easy reference.

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