[MonoDevelop] Description tool tips inconsistency

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 01:32:45 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Tomas Petricek
<tomas.petricek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> there is an interesting inconsistency (in my opinion) in when tool
> tips with descriptions of members (shown in autocompletion drop down)
> are displayed. I'm not quite sure if this is a bug or feature or just
> something that's a side effect of some implementation choice, so I
> thought I'd ask here.
> The steps to reproduce the behavior are following (using C#, but it
> behaves the same in my F# integration):
>  - Type "System" and press "." or navigate to the end of (existing)
> "System." text and hit Ctrl+Space
>  - A completion list appears with some item selected (but not
> highlighted) and a tool tip with information for the item appears
> However, if you do slightly different thing, then the tool tip is not shown:
>  - Type "System.R" (autocompletion appears and tool tip for
> "System.Random" appears too)
>  - Close the autocomplete (e.g. using Esc) and hit Ctrl+Space
>  - A completion list appears with some item selected, but no tool tip
> is shown (!)
>  - Press up/down or down/up keys to navigate in the list and tool tip
> appears...
> Is this intentional behavior?

I don't believe so. It sounds like a minor bug.

Michael Hutchinson

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