Toolbar Tooltips not displaying

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    Toolbar Tooltips not displaying

    I created a toolbar, and now I want tooltips to display when the mouse hovers over the buttons. I thought the following code should work:
    Code:
    m_hTool = CreateWindowEx(0,TOOLBARCLASSNAME, 0, WS_CHILD | TBSTYLE_TOOLTIPS | TBSTYLE_FLAT,
                0,0,0,0,m_hwnd,(HMENU)IDC_MAIN_TOOL,m_hinst,0);
    
    if(!m_hTool)
    {
      MessageBox(NULL,"Failed to create toolbar!","Error!",MB_OK);
      return false;
    }
    
    SendMessage(m_hTool, TB_BUTTONSTRUCTSIZE,(WPARAM) sizeof(TBBUTTON), 0);
    SendMessage(m_hTool, TB_SETMAXTEXTROWS,0,0);
    
    TBBUTTON tbb[NUM_TOOL_BUTTONS];
    ZeroMemory(tbb, sizeof(tbb));
    for (int i=0;i<NUM_TOOL_BUTTONS;i++)
    {
      tbb[i].iBitmap = i;
      tbb[i].fsState = TBSTATE_ENABLED;
      tbb[i].fsStyle = BTNS_BUTTON;
      tbb[i].idCommand = TOOL_BTN_ID[i];
      tbb[i].iString = SendMessage(m_hTool, TB_ADDSTRING, 0, (LPARAM) "Text");
    }
    
    TBADDBITMAP tb;
    tb.hInst = m_hinst;
    tb.nID = IDB_BITMAP2;
    
    SendMessage (m_hTool, TB_ADDBITMAP, 2, (LPARAM)&tb);
    SendMessage(m_hTool, TB_ADDBUTTONS, (WPARAM)2, (LPARAM) (LPTBBUTTON) &tbb);
    
    SendMessage(m_hTool, TB_AUTOSIZE, 0, 0);
    ShowWindow(m_hTool, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
    The buttons/bitmaps display fine, but there's no tooltip. If I don't send TB_SETMAXTEXTROWS then the text displays in the button. Hopefullly I'm just doing something stupid again
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    I still haven't solved this, but I did find out that no matter what I do, the parent window never receives a TTN_GETDISPINFO message (and it should receive one shouldn't it?) It does, however receive messages (such as TBN_HOTITEMCHANGE) from the toolbar.
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    I know them not: not therefore am I short
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    I finally traced my error back all the way to my windows message loop. Just one part of a line cause all my problems I had:
    Code:
     while(GetMessage(&msg, m_hwnd, 0, 0) > 0)
    	{
    		if (!TranslateMDISysAccel(m_hwndMDIClient, &msg))
    		{
    			TranslateMessage(&msg);
    			DispatchMessage(&msg);
    		}
    	}
    Instead of:
    Code:
     while(GetMessage(&msg, 0, 0, 0) > 0)
    	{
    		if (!TranslateMDISysAccel(m_hwndMDIClient, &msg))
    		{
    			TranslateMessage(&msg);
    			DispatchMessage(&msg);
    		}
    	}
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
    -John Milton, Paradise Regained (1671)

    "Work hard and it might happen."
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