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Switchboard Screen Tip

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In Acc2003, I have a situation in which I have a main switchboard and upon
pressing one of its buttons , takes the user to another sub hierarchical
switchboard. Pressing one of these buttons could take the user to another
switchboard or to forms within the topical heading of the switchboard.

What I would like to see is a "Screen Tip" type feature in which when the
mouse cursor is 'rested' upon a particular Switchboard button, the 'top
tier' button topics under that particular button are shown in "Screen Tip"
mode (and so on and so on and so on...)

Has anyone tried this successfully? Any assistance in the methodology to
accomplish this is greatly appreciated.

Earl Anderson

Jun 27 '08 #1
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On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 21:18:50 -0400, "Earl Anderson" <is*****@optonline.net>
wrote:
>In Acc2003, I have a situation in which I have a main switchboard and upon
pressing one of its buttons , takes the user to another sub hierarchical
switchboard. Pressing one of these buttons could take the user to another
switchboard or to forms within the topical heading of the switchboard.

What I would like to see is a "Screen Tip" type feature in which when the
mouse cursor is 'rested' upon a particular Switchboard button, the 'top
tier' button topics under that particular button are shown in "Screen Tip"
mode (and so on and so on and so on...)

Has anyone tried this successfully? Any assistance in the methodology to
accomplish this is greatly appreciated.

Earl Anderson

Controls have a property called ControlTip Text. Whatever is entered in this
property will display as a "Screen Tip" when the mouse is held over the control.

In the properties sheet set the ControlTip Text for each command button to
whatever information you want to display.

Job done.

Wayne Gillespie
Gosford NSW Australia
Jun 27 '08 #2

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Thanks for responding Wayne.

I did write my text into the ContolTipText, however it appears that Button1
on the Main Switchboard is the same as Button1 on the Sub-Switchboard and
the same Button1 on the third switchboard.
This likewise applies to Button2, Button3, Button4 and Button5.

For instance, in Button1-Main Switchboard, I write "Hello Wayne" and then
click that button, bringing me to the sub-Switchboard; when I 'hover' over
Button1 on the Sub-SB, the tip reads "Hello Wayne" (again). When I change
the text in Button1 on the Sub-SB to "Goodbye Wayne", it changes Button1 on
the Main-SB to "Goodbye Wayne". This behavior applies both 'drilling down'
and 'up & down' the board.

It appears that the text cannot be changed individually 'drilling down'
without somehow programmatically changing the text when higher level button
is pushed.

Or did I miss something that I shouldn't have?

Thx...
Earl

"Wayne Gillespie" <be*****@NObestfitSPAMsoftwarePLEASE.com.auwrote in
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On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 21:18:50 -0400, "Earl Anderson" <is*****@optonline.net>
wrote:
>>In Acc2003, I have a situation in which I have a main switchboard and upon
pressing one of its buttons , takes the user to another sub hierarchical
switchboard. Pressing one of these buttons could take the user to another
switchboard or to forms within the topical heading of the switchboard.

What I would like to see is a "Screen Tip" type feature in which when the
mouse cursor is 'rested' upon a particular Switchboard button, the 'top
tier' button topics under that particular button are shown in "Screen Tip"
mode (and so on and so on and so on...)

Has anyone tried this successfully? Any assistance in the methodology to
accomplish this is greatly appreciated.

Earl Anderson


Controls have a property called ControlTip Text. Whatever is entered in
this
property will display as a "Screen Tip" when the mouse is held over the
control.

In the properties sheet set the ControlTip Text for each command button to
whatever information you want to display.

Job done.

Wayne Gillespie
Gosford NSW Australia

Jun 27 '08 #3

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