Is duration (not delay) of the toolTip adjustable

André.Bisseret Andre.Bisseret at inria.fr
Sat Feb 18 13:21:35 CST 2006


Le Saturday, 18 Feb 2006, à 18:13 Europe/Paris, Eric Chatonet a écrit :

> Re Bonjour André,
>
> Afraid there is no way to master the duration for which a tooltip is  
> displayed.
> The only thing you can do is to re-display the tooltip repeatedly...
> But flickering would probably appear...
Re Bonjour Éric,
OK, I will see...
> Not a very good answer :-(
Just a bit disappointing but yes, "good", thus I may stop searching for  
it :-)

Thanks and nice weekend
André
>
> Le 18 févr. 06 à 18:05, André.Bisseret a écrit :
>
>> Hello,
>> The app. I am developing is a set of texts, one on each card.
>> On a special card, accessible from the homeCard, there is a field  
>> that displays the list of all the titles of the texts.
>> Of course, this field has a vertical scrollBar but also an horizontal  
>> one, because some titles are  longer than the width of the field.
>> I am not very happy about this horizontal scrollBar, from an  
>> ergonomical point of view.
>> So I will keep it, but I would like to add a redundant way to reading  
>> the ends of the longs titles.
>> Thanks to Tutorials Picker 2.0, that I « picked » on the site So  
>> Smart Software of Éric Chatonet,  I discovered «  How to create  
>> contextual toolTips on-the-fly ».
>> Reading this tutorial, I got the idea of using « toolTips ».
>>
>> Below is the handlers I wrote in the script of the TitlesField :
>> ----------------------------
>> local tLine
>>
>> on mouseDown
>>   put word 2 of the mouseLine into tLine
>>   set the tooltip of me to empty
>>   set the toolTip of me to line tLine of me
>> end mouseDown
>> ----------------
>> on mouseUp
>>   set the toolTip of me to empty
>> end mouseUp
>>  ---------------------------
>> I put this « mouseUp handler » because the toolTip stays there for a  
>> certain time that is constant before disappearing.
>> I want to avoid constraining the user to wait for all this time.
>> That works well but, on the other hand, this constant duration is  
>> sometimes a bit too short to read comfortably the longs titles in the  
>> toolTip.
>> There is my problem : Is there a possibility to set the duration of  
>> toolTip display ? In fact I would need to get it longer.
>> I searched diverse ressources (with « Ressources Picker », of course)  
>> but I did not find any answer to this question.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for any idea,
>>
>> Best regards from Grenoble
>> André
>
> Best Regards from Paris,
> Eric Chatonet
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