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Showing hints from Tmenu components

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How can one cause the Hint property of a Tmenu component,
e.g. in a main menu to popup when the cursor is on it? It doesn't
do so in my application, although Application.ShowHint is True,
and the hint strings are not empty.
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I do not know why the hint does not show up on the MenuItem (I do not even know *if it is possible* to do this), but when I drop a label on the Form and add an .OnHint proc with Label1.Caption := Application.Hint, then the label's caption *is* changed to the string set for this particular TMenuItem...

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by:m.canty
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Re: *if it is possible*:
This is what Delphi Help says regarding Tmenu.Hint:

"Set Hint to a string that provides more information about the meaning of the menu item than the Caption. The hint text appears in a Help Hint window when the user pauses with the mouse over the menu item if Help Hints are enabled. It is also available for the code in the application’s OnHint event handler."

So its *supposed* to be possible. Is it a genuine bug? If so, I'll
give up for now and use Application.Hint as you suggest. Thanks.

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I did not find any reference to this in the bug list... But I guess it looks like a bug <g>. I can not remember ever seeing this by the way: A hint from a menu...

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