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Quick Info

The Quick Info option displays the complete declaration for any identifier in your code. Move the mouse so that the cursor is over an identifier (hover over an identifier), and you will see its declaration displayed in a yellow pop-up box.

[C++]

Quick Info can be turned off by default. To turn Quick Info off, deselect Enable automatic Quick Info tooltips from the C/C++ Options property page for the desired language. See Modifying IntelliSense Options for more information.

You can manually invoke Quick Info feature as follows:

  • On the Edit menu, click IntelliSense, and then click Quick Info.
  • Use the CTRL+K and then CTRL+I keyboard shortcut.
  • Right-click the text editor and click List Members from the shortcut menu.
[C#]
  • Select the Quick Info toolbar button from the Text Editor toolbar.
[Visual Basic]
  • Select the Quick Info toolbar button from the Text Editor toolbar.
[C++]
  • Select the Quick Info toolbar button from the Text Editor toolbar.

If a function is overloaded, IntelliSense may not display information for all forms of the overload.

[C#]

In a Visual C# project, Quick Info will also include any code comments that may be on the definition of the member. See Supplying Code Comments for more information.

See Also

Using IntelliSense

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