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Custom Tool Tip Popup for VB6 Picture Box

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I would like to be able to create my own tool tip popup for VB6 picture boxes.  This is because in certain situations, the built in tool tip box causes unpredictable and uncontrollable paint events, especially in NT and Windows 2000.



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by:bob_online
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Anything you pop up and then remove is going to cause paint events in whatever object it is displayed on top of.

HOwever, you can create your own by creating a form, putting a label on it and displaying the form via a timer.  the timer is disabled and enabled on mousemove over the control you want the tool tip associated with.  when the timer fires, set the caption of the label (if it is not hardcoded) disable the timer and display the form.  If the tooltip is displayed, the timer event hides it.

Set up the form with no border and set the colors and font to mimic a tooltip
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If you need only extreme functionality, you could use a label control instead, showing and hidden accordingly.
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Thanks for the help.  

I didn't phrase the question very well and I apologize for that.  I'm going back to the drawing board and see if I can distill my re-paint issue down a little.  

Thanks again.
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If you need more help, just ask.
Thanks for "A" grade.
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