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Display Comment to button

Display Comment to button

Display Comment to button

hi all.
how can i add comment to any button and it display on mouse move event ?

RE: Display Comment to button


Borislav Borissov
VFP9 SP2, SQL Server

RE: Display Comment to button

what is mean ?

RE: Display Comment to button

YourButton.ToolTipsText="Read HELP when in doubt!"

RE: Display Comment to button

I did this and did not show anything

RE: Display Comment to button

the right Answer

RE: Display Comment to button

Make sure in your MAIN form, or at the form level you are using that the environment variable "ShowTips" is = .T.
You can check in your code by setting this message:


And when it reaches that point (put that code in the button MouseEnter event) it will tell you if ShowTips is on or not.

Also, for that button, place in it's init clase:

This.ToolTipText = <whatever you want it to say>

The contents above in <...> can be a literal string, a variable or field.

Examples of the 3 above in order:

This.ToolTipText = "This is the text that shows when my mouse enters the object."

lcTipText = "This is the text that shows when my mouse enters the object."

This.ToolTipText = lcTipText

From a table named TIPS with a field TIPTEXT and content as above:

This.TooTipText = TIPS.TIPTEXT

(Note that you need to be navigated to that record first, but that's how you'd express it.

Best Regards,

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler."hammer

RE: Display Comment to button

Ahmed, the key point here is the comment in the screen shot that you posted: "Sometimes reading the Help file can save a lot of time".

Once we pointed you to the ToolTiptext property, you would have got the full answer by looking up that property in the Help. That would have in turn pointed you to the ShowTips property, and you would have had all the information you needed.

I'm not trying to discourage you from asking questions here, but the Help file is there for a reason. Using the Help file as a primary resource will not only save you time, it will also help you learn your way round VFP.


Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: Display Comment to button

Thank you very much dear Mike and dear dear Scott for their wonderful briefing.

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