ToolTipText remains one of the most efficient means of showing information about a control in VFP.
However should you wish to display more than the average amount of data, you have the visual problem of it being displayed on a single line, and ultimately a string length limit of 127 characters.
The following code demonstrates how, in VFP 7.0, you can split the information over up to four lines and also include blank lines if needed.
By increasing the number of parameters/lines in the example code, you can utilise up to 256 characters, (including spaces), for the display.
Add a label to your form and rename it .lblToolTipText
Change the following properties of the label .FontName = [MS Sans Serif] .FontSize = 9 .Visible = .F.
In the .MouseEnter() event of the control(s) for which you wish to display ToolTipText put :- lcLine1 = [This is the first line to display] lcLine2 = [This is just another line] lcLine3 = [And one more for luck!] lcLine4 = [And yet another one for luck!]