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Creating a rich tooltip

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Hello,

I was wondering if there's a way to create a tooltip but add graphics to it.
Currently I have a picturebox that I dynamically add graphics/labels/etc to,
but when this "tooltip" is on the edge of the form, it gets cut off because
of the form.

So is there anyway to make a richer tooltip??
Or is there a way for my picturebox to float above (outside) of the form??

--
Regards,
Webster
Nov 20 '05 #1
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You can create tooltips relatively easily. I use a native window and an
extender-provider component. Handle all the drawing yourself and you can add
images and so-on.

If you want a full example, I published a tooltip component in Well Formed
last month http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

If you want a complete commercial solution I sell a tooltip that has
irregular outlines, icons and everything.
http://www.bobpowell.net/bubbletooltip.htm

--
Bob Powell [MVP]
C#, System.Drawing

The November edition of Well Formed is now available.
Learn how to create Shell Extensions in managed code.
http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

Answer those GDI+ questions with the GDI+ FAQ
http://www.bobpowell.net/gdiplus_faq.htm

Read my Blog at http://bobpowelldotnet.blogspot.com

"Webster" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:Od**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello,

I was wondering if there's a way to create a tooltip but add graphics to it. Currently I have a picturebox that I dynamically add graphics/labels/etc to, but when this "tooltip" is on the edge of the form, it gets cut off because of the form.

So is there anyway to make a richer tooltip??
Or is there a way for my picturebox to float above (outside) of the form??

--
Regards,
Webster

Nov 20 '05 #2

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Bob,
With the greatest respect.

I dont think it is right that you are using this newsgroup to advertise.
Expertise if given freely here and this is not the place to sell your goods
and services however good they or you might be.
Regards - OHM#
Bob Powell [MVP] wrote:
You can create tooltips relatively easily. I use a native window and
an extender-provider component. Handle all the drawing yourself and
you can add images and so-on.

If you want a full example, I published a tooltip component in Well
Formed last month http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

If you want a complete commercial solution I sell a tooltip that has
irregular outlines, icons and everything.
http://www.bobpowell.net/bubbletooltip.htm
"Webster" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:Od**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello,

I was wondering if there's a way to create a tooltip but add
graphics to it. Currently I have a picturebox that I dynamically add
graphics/labels/etc to, but when this "tooltip" is on the edge of
the form, it gets cut off because of the form.

So is there anyway to make a richer tooltip??
Or is there a way for my picturebox to float above (outside) of the
form??

--
Regards,
Webster


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com
Nov 20 '05 #3

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Hi,

I always make a point of providing extensive code examples wherever I can,
you'll find lots of complete application posts from me especially on the C#
forums and I provide large amounts of carefully written articles and
examples on my site. When a request comes along like; "Can you spend an hour
or two writing me some free code" and I don't have anything I can cut and
paste then I make the descision to offer commercial options as an
alternative to the RTM style of assistance. I do try to maintain a low-key
and balanced presence.

I offer a subscription service at a very low cost and I hope that my readers
will attest to the quality and quantity of the material in there.

I do not spam the newsgroups and if I announce I always do so politely with
an ANN: tag before the subject line and I reserve the right to have my site
and services in my signature because I make my living doing this.

The code to create a tooltip is several hundred lines long and my hints at
the techniques to read up on were, in my opinion sufficient.

All that being said I would like to offer anyone on this VB group one free
issue of the VB edition of Well-Formed so that if neccesary the person can
have the source code along with a couple of other great examples and judge
it for themselves. If you'd like a copy, including the one with the tooltip
control in it, check out http://www.bobpowell.net/vb_offer.htm Fill in your
name and email address, choose the edition you'd like to sample and leave
the rest to me.
--
Bob Powell [MVP]
C#, System.Drawing

The November edition of Well Formed is now available.
Learn how to create Shell Extensions in managed code.
http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

Answer those GDI+ questions with the GDI+ FAQ
http://www.bobpowell.net/gdiplus_faq.htm

Read my Blog at http://bobpowelldotnet.blogspot.com

"One Handed Man [ OHM# ]" <OneHandedMan@&REMOVE&TO%MAIL%MEBTInternet.com>
wrote in message news:uw****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bob,
With the greatest respect.

I dont think it is right that you are using this newsgroup to advertise.
Expertise if given freely here and this is not the place to sell your goods and services however good they or you might be.
Regards - OHM#
Bob Powell [MVP] wrote:
You can create tooltips relatively easily. I use a native window and
an extender-provider component. Handle all the drawing yourself and
you can add images and so-on.

If you want a full example, I published a tooltip component in Well
Formed last month http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

If you want a complete commercial solution I sell a tooltip that has
irregular outlines, icons and everything.
http://www.bobpowell.net/bubbletooltip.htm
"Webster" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:Od**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello,

I was wondering if there's a way to create a tooltip but add
graphics to it. Currently I have a picturebox that I dynamically add
graphics/labels/etc to, but when this "tooltip" is on the edge of
the form, it gets cut off because of the form.

So is there anyway to make a richer tooltip??
Or is there a way for my picturebox to float above (outside) of the
form??

--
Regards,
Webster


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com

Nov 20 '05 #4

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Cor
Hi OHM,

Although I fully agree with you is it not our duty to tell Bob what is wrong
and right in a Microsoft public newsgroup.

He is an MVP so he has to know what can and can not.

A lot of succes tomorrow.

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #5

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"Bob Powell [MVP]" <bob@_spamkiller_bobpowell.net> wrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi,

I always make a point of providing extensive code examples wherever I can,
you'll find lots of complete application posts from me especially on the C#
forums and I provide large amounts of carefully written articles and
examples on my site. When a request comes along like; "Can you spend an hour
or two writing me some free code" and I don't have anything I can cut and
paste then I make the descision to offer commercial options as an
alternative to the RTM style of assistance. I do try to maintain a low-key
and balanced presence.

I offer a subscription service at a very low cost and I hope that my readers
will attest to the quality and quantity of the material in there.
I certainly will! If you spend any time im the drawing group as well you will notice that Bob is
very active there, and can answer nearly anything that comes up. Many of them he has put on his
site (for free i might add) into a FAQ of sorts, so that anyone may benefit.

If someone were to say "Hey, i need to make a grid, can anyone give me the code" do you think that
anyone who has taken the time to write all the code to make a grid control will just give it away.

You can either point them at your own products or those of others, or you can tell them to read a
book and figure it out.

I do not spam the newsgroups and if I announce I always do so politely with
an ANN: tag before the subject line and I reserve the right to have my site
and services in my signature because I make my living doing this.

The code to create a tooltip is several hundred lines long and my hints at
the techniques to read up on were, in my opinion sufficient.

All that being said I would like to offer anyone on this VB group one free
issue of the VB edition of Well-Formed so that if neccesary the person can
have the source code along with a couple of other great examples and judge
it for themselves. If you'd like a copy, including the one with the tooltip
control in it, check out http://www.bobpowell.net/vb_offer.htm Fill in your
name and email address, choose the edition you'd like to sample and leave
the rest to me.
--
Bob Powell [MVP]
C#, System.Drawing

The November edition of Well Formed is now available.
Learn how to create Shell Extensions in managed code.
http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

Answer those GDI+ questions with the GDI+ FAQ
http://www.bobpowell.net/gdiplus_faq.htm

Read my Blog at http://bobpowelldotnet.blogspot.com

"One Handed Man [ OHM# ]" <OneHandedMan@&REMOVE&TO%MAIL%MEBTInternet.com>
wrote in message news:uw****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bob,
With the greatest respect.

I dont think it is right that you are using this newsgroup to advertise.
Expertise if given freely here and this is not the place to sell your

goods
and services however good they or you might be.
Regards - OHM#
Bob Powell [MVP] wrote:
You can create tooltips relatively easily. I use a native window and
an extender-provider component. Handle all the drawing yourself and
you can add images and so-on.

If you want a full example, I published a tooltip component in Well
Formed last month http://www.bobpowell.net/currentissue.htm

If you want a complete commercial solution I sell a tooltip that has
irregular outlines, icons and everything.
http://www.bobpowell.net/bubbletooltip.htm
"Webster" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:Od**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
>
> I was wondering if there's a way to create a tooltip but add
> graphics to it. Currently I have a picturebox that I dynamically add
> graphics/labels/etc to, but when this "tooltip" is on the edge of
> the form, it gets cut off because of the form.
>
> So is there anyway to make a richer tooltip??
> Or is there a way for my picturebox to float above (outside) of the
> form??
>
> --
> Regards,
> Webster


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com


Nov 20 '05 #6

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Cor,

Then using your logic Cor, It is then as valid for Bob to do and say what he
wants as it is for me to have an opinion on what it is Bob does and says
without anybody telling me I'm wrong for it. Dont you think this is rather
limiting ?

I still cant help thinking it is no less spam than and other advert we see
on here.

But hey, who the hell am I to have an opinion right !

Regards - OHM
Cor wrote:
Hi OHM,

Although I fully agree with you is it not our duty to tell Bob what
is wrong and right in a Microsoft public newsgroup.

He is an MVP so he has to know what can and can not.

A lot of succes tomorrow.

Cor


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com
Nov 20 '05 #7

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Cor
Stupid me, I mean of course the day after tomorrow.
Nov 20 '05 #8

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Well remembered. Better than me, I have a chest infection at the moment and
my concentration is very poor.

Regards - OHM#
Cor wrote:
Stupid me, I mean of course the day after tomorrow.


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com
Nov 20 '05 #9

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Cor
Hi OHM,

You are not wrong doing this in my opinion.

You have the full right to it and I agree with you I said.

:-)

Cor

Then using your logic Cor, It is then as valid for Bob to do and say what he wants as it is for me to have an opinion on what it is Bob does and says
without anybody telling me I'm wrong for it. Dont you think this is rather
limiting ? I still cant help thinking it is no less spam than and other advert we see
on here.


Nov 20 '05 #10

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Cor
That was one of the reasons I was writting this message.

I thought let him not become angry, it is not the right moment.

Cor
Well remembered. Better than me, I have a chest infection at the moment and my concentration is very poor.

Nov 20 '05 #11

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Well, I was more looking for a completely free method :)

--
Regards,
Webster

P.S. Sorry for the delayed response
"Webster" <no***@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:Od**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hello,

I was wondering if there's a way to create a tooltip but add graphics to it. Currently I have a picturebox that I dynamically add graphics/labels/etc to, but when this "tooltip" is on the edge of the form, it gets cut off because of the form.

So is there anyway to make a richer tooltip??
Or is there a way for my picturebox to float above (outside) of the form??

--
Regards,
Webster

Nov 20 '05 #12

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