Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks – DataTip & Comments

In the Previous article, we saw how to pin the DataTip in Visual Studio 2012. This article will explain how to add comments to DataTip in Visual Studio 2012.

What is DataTip?

DataTip is a feature in Visual Studio that provides the users an easy way to view information about variables used in your application which works in the break/debug mode.

There are times when you want to add comments to the DataTip especially when you want yourself to be reminded about something related to the DataTip. You can add comments by following the below steps.

1. In the Debug mode, pin the DataTip as described here.

2. Mouse over on the pinned DataTip which displays a control area with the option to close the DataTip, unpin and add comments.

Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks - DataTip & Comments

3. Click the button “double V” which will provide a textbox to put comments.

Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks - DataTip & Comments

4. Type the comment for the DataTip.

Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks - DataTip & Comments

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