Is duration (not delay) of the toolTip adjustable

Martin Blackman martinblackman at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 06:29:24 CST 2006


Why not have your own 'tooltip' field that you show for as long as
required. Set its layer so it is above the other field(s), update its
contents and move it to the mouseloc or nearby before showing it. Then
hide it when ready eg, send 'disappear' to field "theTooltip" in 1
second . (The disappear handler being : hide me)


On 20/02/06, André. Bisseret <Andre.Bisseret at inria.fr> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Thank you for your "Longer toolTip" stack. I would very much get
> durations like those of button 2 or even button 3, that work very nicely
>
> But, in my case I can't, I am afraid ! I must manage lines of text in a
> field ; I can't use "on mouseEnter" ; I must use "mouseDown" because I
> need to get the text of the line on which the cursor is located, and
> this, ONLY starting from an intended action  from the user.
>
> I tried diverse solutions inspired by your button 3 script, but without
> any success (Could be I miss some way)
>
> As Éric told me, the best I obtained was flickering tooltips :-((
>
> Anyway thanks a lot Tom ; I keep your solution in memory
>
> Bests regards from Grenoble
> André
>
>
> Le Saturday, 18 Feb 2006, à 20:11 Europe/Paris, Thomas McGrath III a
> écrit :
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have uploaded a sample stack to my user space that will display a
> > tooltip for a longer period of time than the standard tooltips using
> > standard tooltips. It also shows how to display a multiple tooltip but
> > that part does not always work for some reason.
> >
> > User space: mcgrath3
> > Stack: Longer Tooltips in Revolution
> >
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > Any ides why the second button only shows the second tooltip
> > occasionally????
> >
> >
> > On Feb 18, 2006, at 12:13 PM, Eric Chatonet wrote:
> >
> >> 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...
> >> Not a very good answer :-(
> >>
> >> 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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