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MouseTip in windows

Posted on 2000-02-21
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If you move the mouse-pointer over some elements in windows, a tiny messagebox with a 'mouse-tip' is shown at the x-y coordinates of the mouse-pointer.

Does anyone know how this text is displayed?

Is it possible to access a DLL (or similar) which take x+y+textToDisplay as parameters? or is it possible to write ones own DLL that do the same?

Erot?
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by:Gordonp
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Most controls in VB5+ have a tooltip property. Put your tip in here and VB does the rest.

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by:erot
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My idea was to create or access a DLL or similar that I could access from JavaScript from an InterNetBrowser and then produce the tooltip.

I'm aware of the Title tag within InternetExplorer but this does not work with Netscape.

Erot
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by:roverm
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You can use the mouse_event API to capture to x-y coordinates of the mouse.
Then write you're own sub to display a text.

See:
http://www.thescarms.com/vbasic/showwindow.htm

This is a nice example of getting the mouse info.

D'Mzzl!
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by:roverm
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Ps:
If you don't like Gordonp's answer, just reject it. Then the question will be re-opened!

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by:erot
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Thanks everybody for your effort in answering....

Sorry to say that I cannot divide the points.....

Erick37 came with the answer that was best for my application so the points go to him.

Erick37 please put in some dummy text, so I can give you the answer.
Thanks a lot!!

Erot

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Thanks!
Glad it helped.
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