Context Menu, ...helper menus?

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    Context Menu, ...helper menus?

    I know the subject of this post was very obscure. Here is my question. Sometimes when you call a function in VC++ 6.0 , for example sin() .. when you put the first ( after the name you will get the little popup box that says the parameters of the function and what it returns. Other times it does not. Same thing with pointers to classes, sometimes when you dereference and access a member , -> it gives you the list but other times it does not. Just wondering how it determines this. I use DirectX a lot in VC++ and never get those menus. Doesn't really bother me but they are nice sometimes. Thanks

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    You mean by when you type something like strcat(
    and it comes up with in a yellow box char* strcat(char*, const char*);
    well if your halfway through the function and you switch to another window and back it'll stop it or if you switch from code segment back to that function or if you're not in a project it doesn't show that. hope that was helpful.

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    Re: The great visual c++ IDE

    Originally posted by knight543
    You mean by when you type something like strcat(
    and it comes up with in a yellow box char* strcat(char*, const char*);
    well if your halfway through the function and you switch to another window and back it'll stop it or if you switch from code segment back to that function or if you're not in a project it doesn't show that. hope that was helpful.
    Well kind of, I knew that if you switched windows the "yellow box" would go away. I have my DirectX code included in a project and it still does not show stuff. For instance a simple pointer to a surface pDDOS-> that would not show anything. Just curious why this happens mainly. Also it just seems at random sometimes the yellow box won't make an appearance? Maybe i'm just losing my mind, probably.

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    Maybe you should take this into general discussion or look in visual c++ place if your really needing it i can't really help you.

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