Balloon w/ Hyperlink

Posted on 2005-03-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03

I just read how to create a balloon tooltip in the status area.  Is it possible to create a hyperlink on the text that goes into the balloon window?  

Thank you very much,
Question by:richsolomon
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_corey_ earned 750 total points
ID: 13650188
I believe you are looking for the 'Balloon' ToolTop option of Shell_NotifyIcon.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/commctls/tooltip/usingtooltips.asp ["Using ToolTip Controls"]

It is setup in much the same was as a normal taskbar icon except you set the uFlag option NIF_INFO in the NOTIFYICONDATA structure and set the uTimeout to a millisecond value so that the tip goes away.


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ID: 13650317
Thanks for your response, corey.

I think this means that I must use the TTF_PARSELINKS flag when creating the tooltip, but how does one embed a link in a text string?  Is there a special syntax that tells Windows that a string of chars is a hyperlink?

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by:Jaime Olivares
Jaime Olivares earned 750 total points
ID: 13651828
> Is there a special syntax that tells Windows that a string of chars is a hyperlink?
No, there is not such feature, you have to implement by yourself.

If you are working with Visual C++, have a look to this excellent tooltip implementation (including hyperlink support):

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