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using vb4. Show tool tip when the mouse is over. however, if the mouse leaves a control quickly, the tooltip is still there. Any way to know when the mouse leave?
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bobhshaw,
Try this, let me know if you have any questions.
Regards
Dalin

In the form's general declaration area, add:

  Private Declare Function SetCapture Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
  Private Declare Function ReleaseCapture Lib "user32" () As Long

In the MouseMove Event of the control, add

Dim MouseOver As Boolean
' See if the mouse is over
MouseOver = (0 <= X) And (X <= Command2.Width) And (0 <= Y) And (Y <= Command2.Height)

If MouseOver Then
 MouseOver is true
        ' Do something
        SetCapture Command2.hWnd
  Else
   ' Mouse Left
         'Do something else
         ReleaseCapture
 End If
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by:bobhshaw
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Thank you.
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Could someone tell me what the 'SetCapture' api does ??
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