Add Hints to Items

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    Add Hints to Items

    This has probably been asked many times before, but I was wondering if anybody could enlighten me as to which function can be used to assign a hint/tool-tip to anything on a dialog box.

    Thank you.
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    There are several solutions. Read one of these articles.

    Randy More's
    http://www.codeproject.com/docking/d...g_tooltips.asp
    http://www.codeguru.com/toolbar/disp...tooltips.shtml

    Kuphryn

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    Thanks for your reply...

    However, is there anything for Win32 C (C++ is icky ) and is there a way to assign a tool-tip to something other than an item located in a toolbar? For example, a command button on a dialog, or a radiobutton.
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    Good questions. I have never tried it. However, I know it is possible even if you end up having to create a temporary window with the tool-tips (for buttons, window, etc).

    I remember John Swanke mentioned it in his book, but I have not absolutely sure. I do not have access to it right now.

    Kuphryn

    P.S. I recommend VC++ MFC Extensions by Example by John E. Swanke.

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    If using MSVC and the resource editor.

    You can create a status bar, then under the menu items created in the resource editor there is a'prompt' edit. this text will be displayed in the 0 (first) cell of the status bar when the mouse is over the item.

    You can add other contorls in your callback by tracking mouse moves and sending a SB_SETTEXT in SendMessage().
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    Excellent

    Both of you: thank you ever so much!

    I never thought of putting the text into a status bar before, but it seems an excellent solution and would probably be less annoying that hints popping up.

    I'll be sure to mention your names in the program.
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