Tool Tips In Form Views
Posted on 1998-03-03
I have an app that uses a form view that contains buttons. I would like to provide tool tips for these buttons. This functionality it not wired in to the view class (it is in CFrameWnd derived classes). The online help outlines a procedure to accomplish this.
1. Call EnableToolTips(TRUE) in OnInitialUpdate
2. Provide a string resource for each control that needs a tooltip with the same ID as the control using the form "Status bar text\nTool tip text"
3. Handle the TTN_NEEDTEXT notification handler in the form view derived class.
No problem. They even give source code for this. I actually did this with and had it working, but noticed it hasn't since I moved to VC++ 5.0 The handler for the TTN_NEEDTEXT messages isn't even getting called and the messages aren't being generated.
Is there something I am missing? I noticed the TTN_NEEDTEXT has been superceeded by TTN_GETDISPINFO, but they are defined as the same thing anyway. Is there an easy way to do this without actually manually doing it through the CToolTipCtrl class? How can I implement tool tips in my CFormView derived classes?