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GS
I did not find it by Google on Microsoft sites
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all

actually first two level of menuitems does not display tooltip properly.
level1, nothing seem to show, level 2 flash by quickly and disappear.
However when I move cursor down to level 3 and back to it parent, I will see
a stable tooltip display.
even if the tooltip text is shorter then level 2, level 1 tooltip does not
get displayed in debug mode nor in regular run mode for my vb .net 2003
express studio
Nov 9 '06 #1
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GS,
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all
Tooltip on what, any control? a .NET 1.x MenuItem? a .NET 2.0 MenuStrip?

What OS?

I suspect any control is "system dependent" independent of OS.
For example on my system I am able to display 2814 character tool tips! I
suspect I could easily double that & still display the tooltip. Granted its
best to include some ControlChar.CrLf in a tool tip that long to ensure that
it wraps nicely & not.

Now I would question more then a sentence or two in a tool tip, depending on
the app.
..NET 1.x MenuItems don't support tool tips that I can see...
I don't see any problems with level 1 or level 2 tools tip in .NET 2.0
MenuStrips.

vb .net 2003
express studio
Do you mean VB 2005 Express? As there wasn't a VB 2003 Express.
--
Hope this helps
Jay B. Harlow
..NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"GS" <gs**********************@msnews.Nomail.comwrote in message
news:OB**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I did not find it by Google on Microsoft sites
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all

actually first two level of menuitems does not display tooltip properly.
level1, nothing seem to show, level 2 flash by quickly and disappear.
However when I move cursor down to level 3 and back to it parent, I will
see
a stable tooltip display.
even if the tooltip text is shorter then level 2, level 1 tooltip does not
get displayed in debug mode nor in regular run mode for my vb .net 2003
express studio

Nov 12 '06 #2

P: n/a
GS
I meant vb studio express 2005.
I am running on an Xp pro with amd x64 3700 2GB RAM

Definitely I could not get level1 tooltips. level2 tooltip I could get it
to display in a devious way, go down one more level and hover back.
Strange behaviour since other applications show tooltips properly.

This application with level 2 tooltips that has sub items does not have the
desired usual consistent tooltip behaviour.
Most of the time, the application doe snot display level 2 times tooltips
when there is sub items.. Sometime tooltips just display behind the level 3
items. once in a while moving between level 2 items, tooltips float
properly.

"Jay B. Harlow" <Ja************@tsbradley.netwrote in message
news:10**********************************@microsof t.com...
GS,
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all
Tooltip on what, any control? a .NET 1.x MenuItem? a .NET 2.0 MenuStrip?

What OS?

I suspect any control is "system dependent" independent of OS.
For example on my system I am able to display 2814 character tool tips! I
suspect I could easily double that & still display the tooltip. Granted
its
best to include some ControlChar.CrLf in a tool tip that long to ensure
that
it wraps nicely & not.

Now I would question more then a sentence or two in a tool tip, depending
on
the app.
.NET 1.x MenuItems don't support tool tips that I can see...
I don't see any problems with level 1 or level 2 tools tip in .NET 2.0
MenuStrips.

vb .net 2003
express studio
Do you mean VB 2005 Express? As there wasn't a VB 2003 Express.
--
Hope this helps
Jay B. Harlow
.NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"GS" <gs**********************@msnews.Nomail.comwrote in message
news:OB**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
I did not find it by Google on Microsoft sites
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all

actually first two level of menuitems does not display tooltip properly.
level1, nothing seem to show, level 2 flash by quickly and disappear.
However when I move cursor down to level 3 and back to it parent, I will
see
a stable tooltip display.
even if the tooltip text is shorter then level 2, level 1 tooltip does
not
get displayed in debug mode nor in regular run mode for my vb .net 2003
express studio

Nov 13 '06 #3

P: n/a
GS,
What specifically do you mean "level1 tooltips"?

What specifically do you mean "level2 tooltip"?

What are "level 3" items?

Do you have a short (15-20 line) sample that you could post, alternatively
feel free to email a zip file to this email address.

--
Hope this helps
Jay B. Harlow
..NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"GS" <gs**********************@msnews.Nomail.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I meant vb studio express 2005.
I am running on an Xp pro with amd x64 3700 2GB RAM

Definitely I could not get level1 tooltips. level2 tooltip I could get
it
to display in a devious way, go down one more level and hover back.
Strange behaviour since other applications show tooltips properly.

This application with level 2 tooltips that has sub items does not have
the
desired usual consistent tooltip behaviour.
Most of the time, the application doe snot display level 2 times tooltips
when there is sub items.. Sometime tooltips just display behind the level
3
items. once in a while moving between level 2 items, tooltips float
properly.

"Jay B. Harlow" <Ja************@tsbradley.netwrote in message
news:10**********************************@microsof t.com...
>GS,
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all
Tooltip on what, any control? a .NET 1.x MenuItem? a .NET 2.0 MenuStrip?

What OS?

I suspect any control is "system dependent" independent of OS.
For example on my system I am able to display 2814 character tool tips! I
suspect I could easily double that & still display the tooltip. Granted
its
>best to include some ControlChar.CrLf in a tool tip that long to ensure
that
>it wraps nicely & not.

Now I would question more then a sentence or two in a tool tip, depending
on
>the app.
.NET 1.x MenuItems don't support tool tips that I can see...
I don't see any problems with level 1 or level 2 tools tip in .NET 2.0
MenuStrips.

vb .net 2003
express studio
Do you mean VB 2005 Express? As there wasn't a VB 2003 Express.
--
Hope this helps
Jay B. Harlow
.NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"GS" <gs**********************@msnews.Nomail.comwrote in message
news:OB**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I did not find it by Google on Microsoft sites
I know 102 is just too long and tooltip would not display at all

actually first two level of menuitems does not display tooltip
properly.
level1, nothing seem to show, level 2 flash by quickly and disappear.
However when I move cursor down to level 3 and back to it parent, I
will
see
a stable tooltip display.
even if the tooltip text is shorter then level 2, level 1 tooltip does
not
get displayed in debug mode nor in regular run mode for my vb .net 2003
express studio


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