Go To Definition does not work with decorated function declaration - by jschroedl

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ID 794130 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 7/16/2013 9:19:32 AM
Access Restriction Public


In a C++ project, create a global function in a .h file like this:
#define JEXP __declspec(dllexport)
JEXP int global_function();

In the .cpp file have
int global_function() { }

After a successful build  and run, in the .cpp file put the cursor on global_function and press F12. You will not be taken to the .h file!

This is a super-simplified example but is really causing problems for us. Is there a way we could have the intellisense parser ignore the JEXP symbol for it's match consideration?  

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Posted by jschroedl on 7/17/2013 at 10:39 AM
Yes, I created a cpp.hint with my macros and rebuilt the Intellisense database. Now, it is able to locate the functions when I press F12.

This may be completely undiscoverable by normal means but I'm very glad it's possible to work around the issue. Thanks!
Posted by Microsoft on 7/17/2013 at 8:39 AM
It sounds like hint files will be the solution. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd997977.aspx
Posted by Microsoft on 7/16/2013 at 7:44 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/16/2013 at 9:52 AM
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