Annotations

Special comments that unlock certain Rubberduck tools.


More than just comments, annotations provide Rubberduck with actionable metadata that is used to support Rubberduck-specific features, such as unit testing, or custom folers in the Code Explorer toolwindow

A specific subset of annotations work in conjunction with inspections and quick-fixes, to surface hidden module and member attributes that are otherwise only editable by exporting the module and editing in a text editor, then re-importing the modified module into the project: Rubberduck automates this, and that gives you full control over how your class modules behave.

Because depending on its location it could be impossible to tell whether the target of a particular is the module or its first procedure, annotations are divided in two main categories: module annotations that go in a module’ declarations section, and member annotations that go above a procedure’s signature... and this is why annotations @Description and @ModuleDescription had to be separate.


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