5.3. Editor TooltipsΒΆ

Hovering the mouse cursor over an entity in the Ada editor causes the profile and documentation to appear in a tooltip. For example, in the following image, the mouse is hovering over the name “Activate”, resulting in the tooltip shown:

editor tooltip

Note the green dot symbol indicating that this is a visible procedure, as is employed elsewhere such as the Outline view. Note also the text describing the purpose of the procedure, taken from a comment next to the procedure declaration. The formal parameters, if any, are also indicated.

These tooltips can be disabled via the Ada Editor preferences page.