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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Adding Tooltip to a component in C#

Tooltip is a simply a nice ways to show a shot help to any component or control ...

Here is a short example for how to add a tooltip to a component ..

Source Code

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
 
public class Form1 : Form
{
  private System.Windows.Forms.PictureBox pictureBox1;
  private System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip toolTip1;
  private System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip toolTip2;
  private System.Windows.Forms.PictureBox pictureBox2;
 
  public Form1() {
        InitializeComponent();
  }
 
  private void InitializeComponent()
  {
        this.pictureBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.PictureBox();
        this.toolTip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip(new System.ComponentModel.Container());
        this.toolTip2 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolTip(new System.ComponentModel.Container());
        this.pictureBox2 = new System.Windows.Forms.PictureBox();
        ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.pictureBox1)).BeginInit();
        ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.pictureBox2)).BeginInit();
        this.SuspendLayout();
        // 
        // pictureBox1
        // 
        this.pictureBox1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
        this.pictureBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(12, 24);
        this.pictureBox1.Name = "pictureBox1";
        this.pictureBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 50);
        this.pictureBox1.TabIndex = 0;
        this.pictureBox1.TabStop = false;
        this.toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.pictureBox1, "This is a tooltip.");
        // 
        // toolTip1
        // 
        this.toolTip1.ToolTipIcon = System.Windows.Forms.ToolTipIcon.Info;
        this.toolTip1.ToolTipTitle = "Titled ToolTip";
        // 
        // pictureBox2
        // 
        this.pictureBox2.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
        this.pictureBox2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(148, 24);
        this.pictureBox2.Name = "pictureBox2";
        this.pictureBox2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 50);
        this.pictureBox2.TabIndex = 1;
        this.pictureBox2.TabStop = false;
        this.toolTip2.SetToolTip(this.pictureBox2, "This is a tooltip.");
        // 
        // Form1
        // 
        this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
        this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(279, 107);
        this.Controls.Add(this.pictureBox2);
        this.Controls.Add(this.pictureBox1);
        this.Name = "Form1";
        this.Text = "ToolTip Test";
        ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.pictureBox1)).EndInit();
        ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.pictureBox2)).EndInit();
        this.ResumeLayout(false);
 
  }
  [STAThread]
  static void Main()
  {
    Application.EnableVisualStyles();
    Application.Run(new Form1());
  }
 
}


 



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NOTE: This is for CONTROLS, not COMPONENTS!!!