Tooltip for groups
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Nov 15 11:05:18 EST 2003
On 11/15/03 4:10 AM, jbv wrote:
> IMHO if the engine is sophisticated enough to detect if users point to
> empty space within a group, then it can also decide if the group tooltip
> should be shown (or not).
> Besides, if a group contains a large number of objects, and if the
> of the tooltip must be changed on the fly (according to the most recent
> user action for instance), then changing the tooltip of all objects
> the group takes more time than changing the tooltip of the group only...
For me this is pretty much a non-issue. I routinely solve this problem
by placing a transparent button or empty image object behind everything
else. Make it layer 1 in the group. That way, objects on top of it which
have tooltips will respond with their own tip. Spaces between objects
respond with the layer-1 object tooltip. It's a very easy fix and
doesn't require any engine changes or even any scripting.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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