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<param> (Visual C++)

The <param> tag should be used in the comment for a method declaration to describe one of the parameters for the method.

<param name='name'>description</param>



The name of a method parameter. Enclose the name in single or double quotation marks. The compiler issues a warning if it does not find name.


A description for the parameter.

The text for the <param> tag will be displayed in IntelliSense, the Object Browser, and in the Code Comment Web Report.

Compile with /doc to process documentation comments to a file.

// xml_param_tag.cpp
// compile with: /clr /doc /LD
// post-build command: xdcmake xml_param_tag.dll
/// Text for class MyClass.
public ref class MyClass {
   /// <param name="Int1">Used to indicate status.</param>
   void MyMethod(int Int1) {

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