ToolTips for Modal Dialog controls


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Implementing tooltips for a modal dialog's controls is pretty easy. Just add the following code to your dialog's OnInitDialog function and implement PreTranslateMessage.

Changes to header files

 HICON m_hIcon;
 CToolTipCtrl m_tool;

Add to implementation file

void CToolTipDlg::OnInitDialog()
 // Create tooltip object

 // Add tooltip to the control
 m_tool.AddTool(GetDlgItem(Dialog control ID here),tooltip as string); 

 // TRUE to show tooltips,FALSE to disable tooltips
Using ClassWizard, implement the PreTranslateMessage member function and modify it as follows.
void CToolTipDlg::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)

That's it! You now have tooltips on the controls!

Date Last Updated: February 1, 1999


  • How to create dynamic ToolTip

    Posted by Legacy on 04/22/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Haresh Borse

    This is really cool.
    I want to create a dynamic tool tip i.e. there should be provision to change the text of tooltip at run time. I will very much thankful if anybody lets me know how to do this.

  • very good

    Posted by Legacy on 02/01/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Geo George

    it works beautifully

  • how u make BOOL PreTanslateMessage() to void PreTranslateMessage()?

    Posted by Legacy on 02/25/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ramaprasad

    i tried to change the return type from BOOL to void, but it saying 'u cant overload the function by changing the return type'. can u pls tell me the way to add tooltips for controls in the dialog box?

  • Re:How to get tooltips on modless dialogs

    Posted by Legacy on 08/13/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Justin Hallet

    Define a class based on CDialog, then override OnInitDialog and Create ( UINT, CWnd* ) inside both of these test if the tooltip control has been created, if not create it.

  • tool tip under modeless dialog box

    Posted by Legacy on 08/04/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ling Tu

    By any chance, is it possible to enable tool tips to
    controls (eg. button, image, listbox) under modeless
    dialog box?

    -Ling Tu

  • How to make it working with a composite control like ComboBox

    Posted by Legacy on 04/01/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Philippe Minault

    If I use this code, it work very well except when the control is made with different other controls like a ComboBox (Edit + Listbox)or a custom control. Somebody has a solution to this problem ?

  • Why this simply code doesn't works in a CFormView

    Posted by Legacy on 03/25/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Fran�ois DROUHIN

    This code works very well in a dialog box (CDialog class), but it doesn't works in a form view (CFormView class).

    How can I make it works ?


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