Tooltips in a Combo Box

Posted on 2006-05-10
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10

I have a form with several combo box and in two of then, i can't show all the text of the options due to the lenght of the combo options and the combo size.

I have already increased the combo box size to the max that i can in the form and alrady have decreased font size to 6...

What i would like to ask you is if there is any chance to show a tooltip with the text of the highlighted option in the combobox, and how to do it.

If this is not possible, can you give me any other suggestion?

Thaks in advance

Question by:mjmoliveira
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tbsgadi earned 500 total points
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Hi mjmoliveira,
You can make the list width wider than the width of the combo box, then it expands on opening
Good Luck!

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When a control with a tip gets the focus, the tip is read from the control's Tag property, and when the control loses the focus the tip is hidden. Clicking on the tip while it is displayed hides the tip.

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Author Comment

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tbsgadi, can you explain me how do i achieve that?

in the properties of the combo box i have the Auto Expand property set to "Yes" and List With set to "Auto"



Author Comment

ID: 16647110
I am sorry tbsgadi, only after i ask you i have completely understand what you are saying.

Your easy solution works perfectly.

Once again thanks for your help.

At the end, this solutions is quite better than a tooltip.

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