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Controltip Text speed

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Is there a way to speed up the time it takes for a controltip text message to appear on a textbox in my forms? Ideally I would like the controltip message to appear instantaneously when the cursor is on the applicable field. I'm using MS 2003, and I am a noob.

Sep 22 '08 #1
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To the best of my knowledge, there is absolutely no way to regulate the speed of the Control Tip Display Text. You can however, create an instantaneous display of Text on the Status Bar whenever the Mouse is over specific Controls. To display a Tip on a SSAN Field in the Status Bar, place the following code in the MouseMove() Event of the SSAN Field:
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  1. Private Sub SSAN_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
  2.   Dim varRet
  3.   varRet = SysCmd(acSysCmdSetStatus, "Enter the Employee's SSAN in XXX-XX-XXXX Format")
  4. End Sub
To avoid confusion, you must clear all Status Bar Text whenever the Mouse has left a Control and is over the Detail Section:
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  1. Private Sub Detail_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
  2.   Dim varRet
  3.   varRet = SysCmd(acSysCmdSetStatus, " ")
  4. End Sub
Hope this helps,,,
Sep 22 '08 #2

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Hey, thanks for the quick response. I will try that.
Sep 24 '08 #3

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