In C code, some macros will disturb Visual Studio's function list drop down menu - by kikoogay

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ID 773384 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 12/4/2012 12:14:51 AM
Access Restriction Public


Using Visual Studio 2012 in a C project (should work with C++ too I assume), using a macro that accepts parameters and which is followed by braces {} makes the IDE behave in strange ways.

Firstly, the macro name along with its parameters appear in the function list drop down menu of VS. Secondly, the function the macro call was part of does not appear anymore in said menu.

This happens a lot when using macros to replace "for" or "while" calls, such as the one found in uthash.h ( for iterating a hash table.
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Posted by Microsoft on 2/13/2013 at 3:53 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 12/4/2012 at 1:25 AM
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Posted by Microsoft on 12/4/2012 at 12:50 AM
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