Mouse Over Functionality (or simulation)
Posted on 2005-05-12
I have a dropdown box in a flash forms application, which I am populating the content of from the database. The content in the dropdown box is truncated to the first 35 characters if the text runs over the space allowed in the dropdown. When the item is selected, the full text from the database is populated in a text field further down on the screen.
What I want to be able to do, is when hovering over any of the fields in the dropdown box, display the full text in a peripheral box that will appear upon mouseover, simulating the effect in HTML when an image has an alt tag, or a text field or area has a title tag. Once the item is selected, that information will dissappear, and the full contents will be submitted in the field below as normal.
Can anyone give me any tips or suggestions on how to make this happen?