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ToolTip in ASP.Net For Dropdown Control

Posted on 2004-08-31
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Hi All,

I need to create a ToolTip for a DropDown Control in ASP.Net.  I know there's a way to do this.  The DropDown control in ASP.Net does not have a ToolTip property, so I need to create one.  I don't want to insert JavaScript.  I'd prefer to do this in VB.Net code for the ASP.Net page.

I'm aware that the ToolTip control is a part of System.ComponentModel.Component on the VB Windows side, but I can't figure out how to add the ToolTip property to the DropDown control for an ASP.Net DropDown control.

Does anyone know how to do this for an ASP.Net DropDown control?

Thanks

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Question by:RichW
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vinayakrishna earned 250 total points
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Use this in your code-behind page:

ddl1.Attributes.Add("onmouseout","javascript:tooltip(0);");
ddl1.Attributes.Add("onmouseover","javascript:tooltip(1);");

where ddl1 is the name of the DropDownlist ASP.NET control.

In your .aspx page add the following:

<script language="Javascript">
  function tooltip(x)
   {
       if(x==1)
       {
       document.all.tooltip.innerText = 'This is an example';
       document.all.tooltip.style.visibility ="visible";
       }
       else
       {
         //A tootip must be unshown<BR>          
         document.all.tooltip.style.visibility ="hidden";
       }
   }
</script>


Add this within your 'form' tag ;

<div class="tip" id="tooltip"></div>

Also you can apply the style sheet of your choice for the tooltip text.
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by:RichW
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Thanks, vinayakrishna.

I'm home from work today, and I will try this tomorrow.

I want to pass in the string for the ToolTip.  The user will make a selection from the DropDown control.  I am parsing text from the SelectedItem.Text of their selection and using that to formulate the ToolTip.  How would I pass that into your <SCRIPT> function?

If this works I will up the points.  Thanks again for your help.

RichW
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