@VariableDescription annotation, indicates the presence of a VB_VarDescription attribute value providing a docstring for a module-level variable or constant (not local variables). Use the quick-fixes to "Rubberduck Opportunities" code inspections to synchronize annotations and attributes.

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The @VariableDescription annotation complements the @description annotation, which can be applied to methods. Having separate annotations for variables and members disambiguates any potential scoping issues presenting themselves when the same name is used for both scopes.


Each example is a self-contained MCVE showing the feature in a single specific scenario.

Standard Module
Named Module1 by default, these are general-purpose standard procedural modules.
Class Module
Named Class1 by default, these modules define the default interface for an object of that type.
Predeclared Class
A class module with its VB_PredeclaredId attribute set to True (with or without a @PredeclaredId annotation).
Interface Module
Abstract interfaces are class modules (with or without an @Interface annotation) whose default interface is not a class type intended to be instantiated.
UserForm Module
A predeclared class with a design-time visual designer using the MSForms UI framework.
Document Module
Owned by the host application, these class modules belong to the host document and may handle various events fired by the host application.

Class1 (code pane)

Option Explicit
'@VariableDescription("Exposes a read/write value.")
Public SomeValue As Long
Public Sub DoSomething()
End Sub

Class1 (synchronized, hidden attributes shown)

Option Explicit
'@VariableDescription("Exposes a read/write value.")
Public SomeValue As Long
Attribute SomeValue.VB_VarDescription = "Exposes a read/write value."
Public Sub DoSomething()
End Sub

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