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i found a tooltip class on the web that works quiet well: http://theflashblog.com/?p=16

- if the text is longer than the length of the tooltip, some of the text gets cut off.  
- if the tooltip is displayed near the edge of the movie, part of the tooltip is hidden.

how can i fix this please?

i can provide simple move if required.....

Ellandrd
var tooltip:Tooltip = new Tooltip(0xFFFFEC,0x000000);
tooltip.showTip("Sean Delaney");
 
class Tooltip 
{	
	private var theTip:MovieClip;
	private var theFormat:TextFormat;
	
	function Tooltip(hex:Number,hex2:Number) 
	{
		this.theTip = _root.createEmptyMovieClip("tooltip", _root.getNextHighestDepth());
		this.theTip.createTextField("theText",this.theTip.getNextHighestDepth(),3,1,125,20);
		this.theTip.beginFill(hex);
		this.theTip.lineStyle(1, hex2, 125);
		this.theTip.moveTo(0, 0);
		this.theTip.lineTo(125, 0);
		this.theTip.lineTo(125, 20);
		this.theTip.lineTo(20, 20);
		this.theTip.lineTo(15, 30);
		this.theTip.lineTo(10, 20);
		this.theTip.lineTo(0, 20);
		this.theTip.lineTo(0, 0);
		this.theTip.endFill();
		this.theTip._visible = false;
		this.theTip.theText.selectable = false;
		this.theFormat = new TextFormat();
		this.theFormat.font = "Arial";
		this.theFormat.size = 11;
		this.theFormat.align = "center";
		this.theTip.theText.setNewTextFormat(this.theFormat);
	}
	
	public function showTip(theText:String):Void 
	{
		this.theTip.theText.text = theText;
		this.theTip._x = _root._xmouse - 15;
		this.theTip._y = _root._ymouse - 35;
		this.theTip._visible = true;
		this.theTip.onMouseMove = function() 
		{
			this._x = _root._xmouse-15 ;
			this._y = _root._ymouse-35;
			updateAfterEvent();
		}
	}
	
	public function removeTip():Void 
	{
		this.theTip._visible = false;
		delete this.theTip.onEnterFrame;
	}
}

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When you go to the edge of the movie it tries to diaply the tip at
                  this._x = _root._xmouse-15 ;
                  this._y = _root._ymouse-35;

 -15 points behind the mouse

So Change to

this._x = _root._xmouse-15 ;
if ( this._x < 0 ) this._x = 0;
this._y = _root._ymouse-35
if ( this._y < 0 ) this._y = 0;

As far as the text getting cropped this line restricts that
  this.theTip.lineTo(125, 0);     // the 125 is the length of the tip

 You cange change *all* the 125's to say 256  or you will need to find the length of the text based on its font etc

Hope this helps

William




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by:ellandrd
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still hasnt fixed the toolip position on edge of movie... try it youself
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Can I see your new Code?
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class Tooltip {
      private var theTip:MovieClip;
      private var theFormat:TextFormat;

      function Tooltip(hex:Number, hex2:Number) {
            this.theTip = _root.createEmptyMovieClip("tooltip", _root.getNextHighestDepth());
            this.theTip.createTextField("theText",this.theTip.getNextHighestDepth(),3,1,125,20);
            this.theTip.beginFill(hex);
            this.theTip.lineStyle(1,hex2,125);
            this.theTip.moveTo(0,0);
            this.theTip.lineTo(125,0);
            this.theTip.lineTo(125,20);
            this.theTip.lineTo(20,20);
            this.theTip.lineTo(15,30);
            this.theTip.lineTo(10,20);
            this.theTip.lineTo(0,20);
            this.theTip.lineTo(0,0);
            this.theTip.endFill();
            this.theTip._visible = false;
            this.theTip.theText.selectable = false;
            this.theFormat = new TextFormat();
            this.theFormat.font = "Arial";
            this.theFormat.size = 11;
            this.theFormat.align = "center";
            this.theTip.theText.setNewTextFormat(this.theFormat);
      }
      public function showTip(theText:String):Void {
            this.theTip.theText.text = theText;



            this.theTip._x = _root._xmouse-15;

            if (this.theTip._x<0) {
                  this.theTip._x = 0;
            }
            this.theTip._y = _root._ymouse-35;


            if (this.theTip._y<0) {
                  this.theTip._y = 0;
            }


            this.theTip._visible = true;
            this.theTip.onMouseMove = function() {
                  //this._x = _root._xmouse-15 ;
                  //this._y = _root._ymouse-35;


                  this._x = _root._xmouse-15;

                  if (this._x<0) {
                        this._x = 0;
                  }

                  this._y = _root._ymouse-35;
                  if (this._y<0) {
                        this._y = 0;
                  }

                  updateAfterEvent();
            };
      }
      public function removeTip():Void {
            this.theTip._visible = false;
            delete this.theTip.onEnterFrame;
      }
}
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I Object. I spent some time on this question. The Asker got an answer from another question thread. I should at least get something for my effort. If the asker is asking the same question in two threads and only accepting one that I believe is bad form.

WC
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