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I would like when my website visitors hover over a images or text; a text box pops up,
Im trying to create a informational box about the section/field of the form they are on.
 The information in the box will be about 5 sentences long.


Please help me with this
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Question by:overcolor
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by:Jerry Miller
ID: 34922954
If your website is ASP, there is a tooltip property for most controls. Here is one for a TextBox.

<asp:TextBox id="txtExample" Text="ToolTip Example" runat="server"
ToolTip="This is an example-textbox" />
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 34923051
do you want to show textbox as tooltip or a few sentences as tooltip?

please clarify
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 34923068
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by:overcolor
ID: 34923360
@jmiller1979 I'm using Coldfusion,
@gurvinder372: I would like a text box?
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 34923411
try this

But why did you wanted to show the textbox as tooltip at hover, since you may never be able to use the same
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML>
<HEAD>
	<style>
		.text
		{
			font:15px red arial;
		}
		.tooltip
		{
			border:2px solid red;
			padding:2px;
			width:150px;
			display:none;
			position:absolute;
		}
		.tooltip input
		{
			width:150px;
		}
	</style>
	
	
	<script src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
	<script>
		$(document).ready(function(){
			$('img, .text').mousemove(function(e)
			{
				var x = e.pageX;
				var y = e.pageY;
				$(".tooltip").css("top", y);
				$(".tooltip").css("left", x);
				$(".tooltip").show();
			});
			$('img, .text').mouseout(function(e)
			{
				$(".tooltip").hide();
			});
		});
	</script>

</HEAD>

<BODY>
	<div class="container">
		Put the cursor on the image <img src="logo.jpg"/>  <br/>

		Put the cursor on the image <img src="logo.jpg"/>  <br/>

		Put the cursor on the image <img src="logo.jpg"/>  <br/>

		Put your cursor on <span class="text">THIS</span>

	</div>
	<div class="tooltip"><input type="text" id="tooltipText"/></div>
</BODY>
</HTML>

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Gurvinder Pal Singh earned 1000 total points
ID: 34923444
try this code
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML>
<HEAD>
	<style>
		.text
		{
			font:15px red arial;
		}
		.tooltip
		{
			border:2px solid red;
			padding:2px;
			width:150px;
			display:none;
			position:absolute;
		}
		.tooltip input
		{
			width:150px;
		}
		img
		{
			height:50px;
			width:50px;
		}
	</style>
	
	
	<script src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
	<script>
		$(document).ready(function(){
			$('img, .text').hover(function(e)
			{
				var x = e.pageX;
				var y = e.pageY;
				$(".tooltip").css("top", y);
				$(".tooltip").css("left", x);
				$(".tooltip").show();
				$(".tooltip input").focus();
			});
			$('img, .text').mouseout(function(e)
			{
				$(".tooltip").hide();
			});

			$(".tooltip input").blur(function(){
				$(".tooltipText").html($(this).val()):
			});
		});
	</script>

</HEAD>

<BODY>
	<div class="container">
		Put the cursor on the image <img src="logo.jpg"/>  <br/>

		Put the cursor on the image <img src="logo.jpg"/>  <br/>

		Put the cursor on the image <img src="logo.jpg"/>  <br/>

		Put your cursor on <span class="text">THIS</span>

	</div>
	<div class="tooltip"><input type="text" id="tooltipText"/></div>
	<div class="tooltipText"></div>
</BODY>
</HTML>

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by:overcolor
ID: 34923462
@gurvinder372: what Language is this in?

All I'm trying to do is when a visitor puts the mouse over the "question mark" (image) next to a form field it shows them information on what the field is for..
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 34923515
@overcolor: this is jquery/html/css

all you need to do is change the selector of that image to appropriate one as per your HTML structure.
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Expert Comment

by:quizwedge
ID: 34923972
In case you're looking for a ColdFusion specific solution, check out http://mobile.experts-exchange.com/Q_24199070.html There appears to be a tool tip tag that should be able to accomplish what you want.

Otherwise, gurvinder372's solution should work or at least be on a correct track. (I just haven't checked the code for errors.)
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by:dagaz_de
dagaz_de earned 1000 total points
ID: 34926669
try cftooltip, its a cool coldfusion tag.

<!--- These variables could be set dynamically --->
<cfset theItem="left-handed & other specialty wrenches">
<cfset theImage="lhbwrench.jpg">
 
<!--- The theItem string has an ampersand, so you must URL-encode it. --->
<cftooltip sourceForTooltip="tiptext.cfm?itemid=#URLEncodedFormat(theItem)#">
    <cfoutput>  
        <b>Try this one!</b>
        <img src="#theImage#" />
    </cfoutput>
</cftooltip>

The tiptext.cfm page could have a single CFML tag:

<cfoutput><b> Click to find more about #URL.itemid# </b></cfoutput>

if you want a cool html/javascript solution try wztooltip:

http://www.himmera.com/Javascript_scripts/Tooltip_Javascript_example_html_css_js_tooltips_JQuery-Tooltip_javascript_and_CSS_JavaScript,_DHTML_Tooltips_WalterZorn.com__9.htm

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by:overcolor
ID: 34928348
I will try these codes out tonight thank you,
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by:overcolor
ID: 34928669
@gurvinder372:

Im getting an syntax error  on line 47?
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 34928844
no its not, i have tested the code before posting
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by:quizwedge
ID: 34934755
Did you try my or @dagaz_de's ColdFusion based solution?
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