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VB6 - mouse hover does not show value of variable?

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Help!

I have just moved to a new PC and installed VB6 SP5. When a break point is hit, the program stops and shows the line it has stopped on. Then normally, I can hover over a variable with my mouse and the value will pop up.

What option do I set to make this happen?

Regards,

Leigh
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in VB IDE's Menu

tools->options

in the dialog's Editor tab check display Data Tips to on.
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is the variable whose value your after in scope?

the mouse hover only shows the value of variables currently in scope and as far as i know it's 'always on' so there is no option to turn it on/off that i could find at least.

however, if your still having problems get the immediate window up (Ctrl+G) if it is'nt already and type

?variablename

and the current value of the variable specified will be displayed in the immediate window.. keep in mind that variables out of scope do not exist on the stack so they dont have a value.
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by:bad_seed
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lol there u go.. i never noticed that data tips option, should have been on by default though should'nt it?
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