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How to change font of ToolTip

Posted on 2002-04-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Dear Friends,
   I am developing a software with regional lnaguage support. When that software is run I want to display the tooltips in language related with that software in the local language. Wsing win API's is the solution. I am looking in that way. Please let me know your views abt it.
Thank you,
Question by:bhatul
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Custom ToolTips Dll (Version 2.0)

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You need to know local language configuration and load tooltip strings according it.
To know which language is:
(this is a general use to get all values from locale config, modify as you wish)

Option Explicit
'These declarations are designed
'for use in a .bas module
'since the constants are public

Declare Function GetLocaleInfo Lib "kernel32" Alias _
"GetLocaleInfoA" (ByVal Locale As Long, ByVal LCType As Long, _
ByVal lpLCData As String, ByVal cchData As Long) As Long

Declare Function SetLocaleInfo Lib "kernel32" Alias _
"SetLocaleInfoA" (ByVal Locale As Long, ByVal LCType As Long, _
ByVal lpLCData As String) As Boolean

Declare Function GetUserDefaultLCID% Lib "kernel32" ()
Public Enum LOCAL_INFO
 SymbolAM = &H28
 SymbolPM = &H29
End Enum
Public Function Get_locale(RSValue As LOCAL_INFO) ' Retrieve the regional setting

     Dim Symbol As String
     Dim iRet1 As Long
     Dim iRet2 As Long
     Dim lpLCDataVar As String
     Dim Pos As Integer
     Dim Locale As Long
     Locale = GetUserDefaultLCID()

'LOCALE_SDATE is the constant for the date separator
'as stated in declarations
'for any other locale setting just change the constant

'Function can also be re-written to take the
'locale symbol being requested as a parameter
     iRet1 = GetLocaleInfo(Locale, RSValue, _
     lpLCDataVar, 0)
     Symbol = String$(iRet1, 0)
     iRet2 = GetLocaleInfo(Locale, RSValue, Symbol, iRet1)
     Pos = InStr(Symbol, Chr$(0))
     If Pos > 0 Then
          Symbol = Left$(Symbol, Pos - 1)
          Get_locale = "Regional Setting = " + Symbol
     End If

End Function

Public Function Set_locale(RSValue As LOCAL_INFO) 'Change the regional setting

     Dim Symbol As String
     Dim iRet As Long
     Dim Locale As Long
'LOCALE_SDATE is the constant for the date separator
'as stated in declarations
'for any other locale setting just change the constant

'Function can also be re-written to take the
'locale information being set as a parameter

     Locale = GetUserDefaultLCID() 'Get user Locale ID
     Symbol = "-" 'New character for the locale
     iRet = SetLocaleInfo(Locale, RSValue, Symbol)
End Function

'****** end of bas file ******************

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by:Éric Moreau
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please maintain

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Just for clarification since my english is ugly than my code:
Question is regarding language support for tooltips not custom one, isn't it?
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The title and the text are saying different things!

I think it should be fair to splits points between <hongjun> (for the title) and <Richie_Simonetti> (for the text).
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That's good to me.

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Thanks for your help.

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