MissingAttribute

Indicates that a Rubberduck annotation is documenting the presence of a VB attribute that is actually missing.


New This feature is currently only available in pre-release builds (or the xmldoc asset doesn’t yet exist on main!).

Inspection type: RubberduckOpportunities

Default severity: Warning

Reasoning

Rubberduck annotations mean to document the presence of hidden VB attributes; this inspection flags annotations that do not have a corresponding VB attribute

Quick-Fixes

The following quick-fixes are available for this inspection:

  • IgnoreOnce: Adds an '@Ignore annotation to ignore a specific inspection result. Applicable to all inspections whose results can be annotated in a module.
  • AddMissingAttribute: Exports the module, adds the hidden attributes as needed, re-imports the temporary file back into the project.
  • IgnoreInModule: Adds an '@IgnoreModule annotation to ignore a inspection results for a specific inspection inside a whole module. Applicable to all inspections whose results can be annotated in a module.
  • RemoveAnnotation: Removes an annotation comment representing a hidden module or member attribute, in order to maintain consistency between hidden attributes and annotation comments.

Examples

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.

The following code should trigger this inspection:

MyModule

'@Description("foo")
Public Sub DoSomething()
    ' ...
End Sub

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