tooltip problem

John Dixon dixonja at
Mon Feb 14 14:09:33 EST 2011

This works for me, the toolTip updates by just moving over the lines of the fld...

on mousemove
   put the value of the mouseLine / 36 into tipTop
   set the toolTip of me to tipTop
end mousemove

> Anyone:
> I want to use the tooltip to display information. I have a field with numbers in each line.
> I want to display the number in a line divided by 36. So if I have 72 as a
> value in the line, I would like the tooltip to read "36". Easy, right:
> on mouseMove
>    put the mouseLine
>    set the toolTip of me to the value of the mouseLine / 36
> end mouseMove
> I get a dynamic value for the mouseLine as I move the cursor over various lines in the field (this was just a check)
>  but the only toolTip I get is when I enter the field. That line responds fine, but no other values appear as I move
> the mouse to other lines. I have to exit the field and re-enter at another line to see any change. I tried changing toolTipDelay.
> Nothing helps. The toolTip is correctly set as I move around the field ( I check it with a mouseLeave handler). It just does not display dynamically. And there
> is no "upDateToolTip" command.
> This seems like a cute little gadget. In fact, it would be terrific
> if one was able to place a function in the toolTip property, similar to the very powerful ability HC had to place
>  custom functions in the contents of the report items.
> So is it me or the toolTip itself? Am I working it too hard? Is it only invoked by the engine on mouseEnter? I can easily write a workaround with a tiny field, but, well...
> Craig Newman


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