ToolTip popup at every mouse stationary - How to?


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Sharon

Hello,

I'm using the ToolTip control, but I want it to behave a bit different.

I want the toolTip to popup not only once when the control is enter and the
mouse is stationary.
I want the toolTip to popup every time the mouse is stationary over the
control without the mouse leaving and entering the control again.

How can I do that? Even by overriding the ToolTip class?
 
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HillBilly

IMO your efforts and time are best spent to learn HTML and JavaScript which
the controls emit anyway. There are several well done robust "tooltip"
JavaScript libraries/solutions already available if you go out looking for
them. Sorry I don't recall any names off hand as I would certainly say so to
give you a lead.
 
S

Sharon

But can I use them in the .NET 2.0 C# environment (VS2005)?

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Thanks
Sharon


HillBilly said:
IMO your efforts and time are best spent to learn HTML and JavaScript which
the controls emit anyway. There are several well done robust "tooltip"
JavaScript libraries/solutions already available if you go out looking for
them. Sorry I don't recall any names off hand as I would certainly say so to
give you a lead.
 
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HillBilly

Sure of course. Its a matter of learning to become competent to learn how
noting its sounding as if you do not understand two fundamentals yet. We all
started somewhere eh? :) The web is referred to as client-server
architecture. You've probably heard that.

There is code that is run on the server like C# that we refer to as
server-side code which is used to access the database and do other tasks on
the server required to build the page. Once the page is returned to the
client (browser) the code that runs in the page is called client-side code.
These days client-side code is always JavaScript regardless of the Windows,
Mac or Linux platform or which browser us being used. Its because the
JavaScript is downloaded with the page is put onto the file system where the
client can access and run the code without a trip back to the server.

In the traditional HTML web development page model there's no way to master
web development without acquiring some mastery of JavaScript. Your choice to
use C# was wise as both JavaScript and C# come from the legacy language C
and as such they have exactly the same punctuation so even though there are
other differences we learn two languages for the price of one so to speak.


Sharon said:
But can I use them in the .NET 2.0 C# environment (VS2005)?
 
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Andy

Why do you assume he's even using a web project at all? It sounded
like the standard ToolTip windows forms component to me.. and he could
probably do what he wants by subclassing the tooltip component.

Andy
 
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HillBilly

Uh, probably for the same reason you assume she is a he!

Why do you assume he's even using a web project at all? It sounded
like the standard ToolTip windows forms component to me.. and he could
probably do what he wants by subclassing the tooltip component.

Andy
 
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Sharon

Well, I am developing a win Form project/ application and not a web
application.
Also using the .NET 20 with VS2005.

I did tried derived the System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip but there is nothing
more I can do to make it work like I want it to.

I'm now working on using a System.Windows.Forms.Timer to be used in the
MouseMove event and the timer event to show and hide the ToolTip manually.
and it's workiing nice, but still some issues that mess it up, like the
mouseMove event is fired even when the mouse is not moving, causing my timer
to start and stop over and over.

Still; I very much like to use the ToolTip or any other variation of it to
do the job...

Any ideas?


BTW - You can assume I'm a he and not a she...
 

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