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Tool Tip Delay?

Posted on 2002-03-27
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I've made a toolbar which docks to the top of the windows desktop, like the Office toolbar.  Using CreateWindowEx and tooltips_class32, I've created ballooning tooltips.  Now the question:

When you mouseover on the office toolbar, the tooltip pop up instantly, yet there seems to be a delay with any other application.  Has anyone ever mimiced this?  I've tried it with the ballooning tooltips, and just regular tooltips, with the same results, a delay.



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Question by:falkor
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by:glass_cookie
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Hi!

Here's a suggestion:

Why not use a yellow background picturebox with text printed on it (or with a label on it) to be a tooltiptext instead?  From there, you could use a timer upon getting a mousemove event then show the picturebox.

That's it!

glass cookie : )
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by:Ark
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Take a look on my sample at http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=1232

Cheers
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by:falkor
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Class_Cookie: I've grown kinda fond of the balloning tooltips, so I really don't want to use another form.

Ryan: I went there too, but that code doesn't seem to do a thing to the delay, although it says it should.

Ark: Unfortunatly, I work in a locked down NT 4 environment, and I'm not allowed to distribut DLL's
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Hi
There is source code there. Actually, you need:

Private Const WM_USER = &H400
Private Const TTM_SETDELAYTIME = (WM_USER + 3)
Private Const TTDT_AUTOPOP = 2
Private Const TTDT_INITIAL = 3

'To set delay time:
    SendMessage hTT, TTM_SETDELAYTIME, TTDT_INITIAL, ByVal lNewDelayTime

'To set visible time:
   SendMessage hTT, TTM_SETDELAYTIME, TTDT_AUTOPOP, ByVal lNewVisibleTime

'Where hTT is ToolTip window's handle

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I bow to your superior intellect.  Thank you very much
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