<summary> (Visual C++)


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The <summary> tag should be used to describe a type or a type member. Use <remarks> to add supplemental information to a type description.



A summary of the object.

The text for the <summary> tag is the only source of information about the type in IntelliSense, and is also displayed in the Object Browser and in the Code Comment Web Report.

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

// xml_summary_tag.cpp  
// compile with: /LD /clr /doc  
// post-build command: xdcmake xml_summary_tag.dll  
/// Text for class MyClass.  
public ref class MyClass {  
   /// <summary>MyMethod is a method in the MyClass class.  
   /// <para>Here's how you could make a second paragraph in a description. <see cref="System::Console::WriteLine"/> for information about output statements.</para>  
   /// <seealso cref="MyClass::MyMethod2"/>  
   /// </summary>  
   void MyMethod(int Int1) {}  
   /// text  
   void MyMethod2() {}  

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