Adding comments to a DataTip


Versions:  2010
Published:  2/4/2010
Code:  vstipDebug0007

 

You can now add comments to your DataTips Sometimes you just want to make a comment to remind yourself about something in a DataTip (pinned or floating) and now you can!  Here's how you do it:

  1. Enter Debug Mode
  2. Put your mouse pointer over a variable in the current scope; you should see something like this:

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  3. Click on the pin to create a pinned DataTip:

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  4. Put your mouse over the pinned tip until you see this control area (NOTE: you may need to look around a bit as it may not be close by):

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  5. Do you see the chevrons at the bottom?  (the double "V" thingy for the short-bus kids out there)

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  6. Click on it!  You should see something like this on your DataTip (NOTE:  this illustration shows a floating DataTip):

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  7. Type in some comments and bask in the glory that is comments for DataTips.

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Comments (2)
  1. Leo Davidson says:

    Could be handy in long/complex debug situations.

    At this rate I’m expecting a future post to reveal that DataTips are Turing-complete. 😀

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