Solved

How to turn off long hints in TListView

Posted on 2004-04-13
3
865 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
"Long hints" being the long straight hints that superimpose the item's text to complete the item text when the item's text is cut short in the listview due to the length of the listview column.

As an example of what I am talking about:
Open your Windows Explorer.
Set the view style to Details.
Resize the Type column until only a few characters are showing for each item.
Place the mouse over some of these Type item's text.
Watch the yellow hint popup right over the item's text to complete it on screen because you cannot see it all from the listview because the column is too narrow.

I need to turn this off this because I am using a stayontop form that has a litview in it and these hints are showing up behind the form. (Interestingly, the infotips are not having this problem.)

(I program in Delphi but am resending this to all programmers because I am not getting a response in the Delphi area as of yet.)

0
Comment
Question by:bremeski
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Cayce earned 250 total points
ID: 10818804
0
 

Author Comment

by:bremeski
ID: 10822237
I looked at this section for a long time and still was unable to find anything that talked about the extended caption/label hint or tooltip that shows the entire text of a "cell" that is not wide enough to display it entirely. (These are my words to try to identify the feature better.) I do know that this feature goes away when checkboxes are turned on.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bremeski
ID: 10822495
Actually, this got me looking at doing a

SendMessage(listview.Handle, LVM_SETTOOLTIPS, 0, 0);

The last param is the handle to the tooltip window. By setting it to zero, I have effetively stopped the tooltips, which was my goal.

So thanks for pointing this library out to me.

0

Featured Post

Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring: When To Use Each Approach? In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Navigation is an important part of web design from a usability perspective. But it is often a pain when it comes to a developer’s perspective. By navigation, it often means menuing. This is less theory and more practical of how to get a specific gro…
There is an easy way, in .NET, to centralize the treatment of all unexpected errors. First of all, instead of launching the application directly in a Form, you need first to write a Sub called Main, in a module. Then, set the Startup Object to th…
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the difference and consequence of passing data by value vs passing data by reference in C++. An example of passing data by value as well as an example of passing data by reference will be be given. Bot…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question