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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?
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Tommy Hui earned 100 total points
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Did you get the latest service pack for Visual C++? It fixes a tooltip problem related to the size of a structure.

If you don't have the latest service pack, look on http://www.microsoft.com/ to get it.
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  The way I did it was to add a CToolTipCtrl member to the View, and then use CToolTipCtrl::AddTool(...) to add controls to it, and finally use CToolTipCtrl::Activate(...) to turn tooltips on and off.

   That is a lot easier than writing your own TTN_NEEDTEXT handler.

-=- James.
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by:JagerM
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Service Pack did it. Easiest 100 pts you ever got. Thanks.

I actually tried to do it with CToolTipCtrl but the bug with the stucture size must manifest with this method as well.
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