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AutomaticDelay Property forTooltip Component

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I am using the AutomaticDelay property to set up display properties of a
tooltip I have added to a button on a form. I am using the default form
created with a Windows Application project. I have added a button, and a
tooltip component to the form. I have also added text to the tooltip property
of the button in the properties window. I have not added any code at this
point.

When I use the default settings for the tooltip properties; AutomaticDelay =
500; AutoPopDelay = 5000; InitialDelay = 500; ReshowDelay = 100, the tooltip
does not display. I was under the impression that the tooltip should display
after .5 seconds with these settings.

I then reset the AutomaticDelay to 1, so that the settings are now
AutomaticDelay = 1; AutoPopDelay = 10; InitialDelay = 1; ReshowDelay = 0.
This allows me to flash the tooltip very quickly up on screen. I can increase
the AutomaticDelay to 120, at which point if I go any higher the tooltip does
not display anymore.

I must be missing something, as this seems like such a simple task. By the
way, what is the best way to set up tooltips? Should I add the Tooltip
component and set its properties dynamically on the form_load event, and then
set the tooltips for each control in their mousehover events? Should I ignore
the property box for the tooltip component and form controls completely?
Nov 22 '05 #1
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