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How to develop bubble help in java? If a mouse is moved over a button than is there any way we can show a bubble
help next to the mouse pointer. this is possible in most of the Ms windows software. It would be great if someone could
send source code for it too...


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by:sailwind
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The answer is the JPopupMenu. It is a part of the JFC swing package for
JDK 1.1. You simply create an instance of it, and add it to the component
that you want it to show up over. I'll follow this up with some source code.
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by:evijay
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by:sailwind
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Oooops, I've mistaken what you were trying to do. What you really want is the
ToolTip. It is very very simple. Simply use the method setToolTipText on whichever
component you want, and viola, the tooltip appears. Below is a simple program
demonstrating this capability.

import com.sun.java.swing.*;

public class toolTest extends JFrame {

    public toolTest() {

        JButton button = new JButton("Button");
        button.setToolTipText("Press me!");

        getContentPane().add(button, "Center");
        setSize(100,50);
        setVisible(true);
    }

    public static void main(String s[]) {
        new toolTest();
    }
}
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by:jayeshp
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Hi all,
  Thanks for all the help. The answer given by sailwind is
perfect if i am using SWING. Its my mistake that i did not mention i was using JAVA 1.1.4. I have not started development in swing yet so i cannot use JButton component.
  The answer sent my evijay is perfect for java 1.1.4
After implementing the code i can see the  bubble help with
unsigned warning window. I want to get rid of the warning message which comes along with the tooltip in browser.
Can anyone help me in this.
 I than you for all the help again.
JAYESH


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evijay earned 50 total points
ID: 1222148
As you know, the help is displayed as a popupwindow. this window in an unsigned applet will be displayed with a warning. if you dont want it, there are two ways

sign the applet

implement the help as a lightweight label in each of the panel which has buttons needing the help. place the label initially in an invisible position (give negative coords for setPosition)
When the help need to be displayed, bring the label in front, position it  and display.
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