DVT e Language IDE User Guide
Rev. 19.1.21, 21 June 2019

33.8 Tooltips

Code Place the mouse cursor over an identifier in the editor. A tooltip shows information about the element under cursor:


- the comment associated with the element's declaration (written above or the side), or the LRM documentation for predefined API


- scoping information for types (enclosing package)


- the full signature of methods


- direction of ports, etc.



Tooltips are available for all the types, methods, fields, macros, etc. from the source code files that DVT analyzes in your project.
Folded regions Place the mouse cursor over the + sign of a folded code region. A tooltip shows the folded region contents.


Override indications Place the mouse cursor over an override annotation on the left vertical ruler of the editor. A tooltip shows the overridden/extended method signature.


Problems Place the mouse cursor over an error or warning annotation on the left vertical ruler of the editor. A tooltip shows the error or warning message.



If multiple problems are reported on the same line, an annotation list is displayed.


Method call arguments mapping Place the editor cursor on a method call argument and press Ctrl + Shift + Space. A tooltip lists all the method declaration arguments along with their name, type, direction and default value. Move the editor cursor using the arrow keys to inspect argument mapping - the argument under cursor is always highlighted in boldface.