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I've inherited a DB with many forms and have been asked to make use of
the ControlTips feature to improve the user interface. For ease of
updating, I'd like to maintain the ControlTip text in a table - that
way I have a single place to enter and edit the text and a complete
list of ControlTips can be sent to those who inevitably whine that
"they weren't consulted on the 'tip text and would have written it

Any comments on the advisability of this approach in general?

Additionally, as far as implementation, should I:
1 - Load the controltip text into the controls each time I load a
form. This seems like it would potentially slow down performance and
would require me to insert the necessary code into each form.

2 - Write a routine to push the text out to all the forms upon
command. I could then control when I wanted to update the controltip
text and has the benefit of not requiring me to insert new code in
every form.

Option 2 seems the easier path, but I can't get over the feeling it
will come back to bite me somehow.

Any thoughts

TIA - Tom

Sep 10 '07 #1
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