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ToolTips in a CWND?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I'm currently sending a SendMessage command
to the tooltip object I get from _AFX_THREAD_STATE
with a ti structure that points to a child window.
The SendMessage returns TRUE for TTM_ADDTOOL, but
I never get a TTN_NEEDTEXT message for anything
but the main window.
I am setting the lpszText field to LPSTR_TEXTCALLBACK;

(The main example I'm going off of is on page 623
of Charles Petzold's "Programming Windows 95."

Help,
 Mike Eegz
 eganm@segasoft.com
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TTN_NEEDTEXT is ent to the tooltip owner window. If you work with a toolbar this message(actually TTN_NEEDTEXTA for ANSI and TTN_NEEDTEXTW for UNICODE) is sent to toolbar parent window

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2 clarifications:

What's an ent?

I'm not using a toolbar.  That would make the problem trivial.
My problem is that I've got a CWND with a bunch of buttons, lists, etc. in it.  I want to upgrade it by adding tooltips.

Thanks

Commented:
Implement message handler for TTN_NEEDTEXTA and TTN_NEEDTEXTW. You can copy code from CFrameWnd class. Add corresponding string to string table.

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Commented:
I'm not getting any NEEDTEXT messages when I leave my mouse
over any of the window's children.
Only the Window is giving a NEEDTEXT callback.
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