DVT SystemVerilog IDE User Guide
Rev. 22.1.29, 28 September 2022

40.12 Tooltips

A tooltip is a brief, informative message that appears when a user interacts with an element in a graphical user interface (GUI). In DVT tooltips are initiated through a mouse-hover gesture.

The bellow table highlights all the available areas from where tooltips can be triggered:

Code Place the mouse cursor over an identifier in the editor. The tooltip will display information about the element under cursor including:


- the comment associated with the element's declaration (written above or inline), or the LRM documentation for predefined API



- the scoping information for types (enclosing package)



- the full signature of methods



- the direction of ports



Tooltips are available for all the types, methods, fields, macros, etc. from the source code files that DVT analyzes in your project.
Folded regions Place the mouse cursor over the + sign of a folded code region. The tooltip will display the folded region contents:


Macros Values
Parameter Values
Override indications Place the mouse cursor over an override annotation on the left vertical ruler. The tooltip will display the overridden method signature.


Problems Place the mouse cursor over an error or warning annotation on the left vertical ruler of the editor. The tooltip will display the error or warning message:



If multiple problems are reported on the same line, an annotation list is displayed:


WaveDrom Diagrams Place the mouse cursor over a JSON waveform description written inside a comment. The tooltip will display WaveDrom Timing Diagrams, if the descriptions are compliant with the WaveDrom library standard:


UVM Register Bitfield Diagrams Place the mouse cursor over an UVM register class. The tooltip will display UVM Register Bitfield Diagrams, by parsing the UVM configuration methods:


Method Call Arguments Mapping


Macro Call Arguments Mapping


Ordered Parameter Mapping


Ordered Port Connection Mapping
Place the editor cursor on a method call argument and press Ctrl + Shift + Space. The tooltip will list all the method declaration arguments along with their name, type, direction and default value. Move the editor cursor using the arrow keys to inspect argument mapping - the argument under cursor is always highlighted in boldface:



The same functionality is available for macro calls, instance parameter connections and instance port connections: