Function Reference


_GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool

Retrieves information for the current tool

#include <GuiToolTip.au3>
_GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool ( $hWnd )

Parameters

$hWnd Handle to the ToolTip control (returned by _GUIToolTip_Create.)

Return Value

Returns an array with the following format:
[0] - Comma separated string displaying TTF_ flags used
TTF_IDISHWND = Indicates that $iID is the window handle to the tool instead of the ID
TTF_CENTERTIP = Centers the window below the tool specified by $iID
TTF_RTLREADING = Indicates that text will be displayed in the opposite direction
TTF_SUBCLASS = Indicates that the control should subclass the tool's window to intercept messages
TTF_TRACK = Positions the control next to the tool to which it corresponds
TTF_ABSOLUTE = Positions the window at the same coordinates provided by TTM_TRACKPOSITION
TTF_TRANSPARENT = Causes the control to forward mouse messages to the parent window
TTF_PARSELINKS = Indicates that links in the control text should be parsed
[1] - Handle to the window that contains the tool ($hWnd)
[2] - Identifier of the tool ($iID)
[3] - X coordinate of the upper left corner of the rectangle
[4] - Y coordinate of the upper left corner of the rectangle
[5] - X coordinate of the lower right corner of the rectangle
[6] - Y coordinate of the lower right corner of the rectangle
[7] - Handle to the instance that contains the string resource for the tool
[8] - Text for the tool
[9] - Application-defined value associated with the tool

Remarks

The tooltip has to be displaying when this function is called or the returned results will be all zeroes.

Related

_GUIToolTip_EnumTools, _GUIToolTip_GetToolInfo

Example

Example 1

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIToolTip.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Global $g_hToolTip

; Hover over the button on the GUI and press the "g" key to disply the information
HotKeySet("g", "Get_Tool")

Example()

Func Example()
    Local $hGUI = GUICreate(StringTrimRight(@ScriptName, StringLen(".exe")), 350, 200)

    Local $idButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button ToolTip", 30, 32, 130, 28)
    Local $hButton = GUICtrlGetHandle($idButton)
    ; create a tooltip control using default settings
    $g_hToolTip = _GUIToolTip_Create(0)

    ; add a tool to the tooltip control
    _GUIToolTip_AddTool($g_hToolTip, 0, "This is a ToolTip", $hButton)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
    While 1
        If GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE Then ExitLoop
    WEnd
    ; Destroy the tooltip control
    _GUIToolTip_Destroy($g_hToolTip)
    GUIDelete($hGUI)
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func Get_Tool()
    Local $aTool = _GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool($g_hToolTip)
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Tooltip info", "Flags: " & @TAB & _GUIToolTip_BitsToTTF($aTool[0]) & @CRLF & _
            "HWnd: " & @TAB & $aTool[1] & @CRLF & _
            "ID: " & @TAB & $aTool[2] & @CRLF & _
            "Left X:" & @TAB & $aTool[3] & @CRLF & _
            "Left Y:" & @TAB & $aTool[4] & @CRLF & _
            "Right X:" & @TAB & $aTool[5] & @CRLF & _
            "Right Y:" & @TAB & $aTool[6] & @CRLF & _
            "Instance:" & @TAB & $aTool[7] & @CRLF & _
            "Text:" & @TAB & $aTool[8] & @CRLF & _
            "lParam:" & @TAB & $aTool[9])
EndFunc   ;==>Get_Tool

Example 2

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GUIToolTip.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Global $g_iPID

; Hover over one of the characters in the Charmap app to get a tooltip to display, then press 'g' to
; retrieve its information.
HotKeySet('g', "_Read_Tip")

Example()

Func Example()
    ; Run character map program
    $g_iPID = Run("charmap.exe")
    ; Wait for it to become the active window
    WinWaitActive("Character Map", "", 10)
    While ProcessExists($g_iPID)
        Sleep(100)
    WEnd
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func _Read_Tip()
    ; Get list of tooltips
    Local $aTipList = WinList("[CLASS:tooltips_class32]")
    ; See which belong to your app
    For $i = 1 To $aTipList[0][0]
        If WinGetProcess($aTipList[$i][1]) = $g_iPID Then
            ; See which one is active
            _GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool($aTipList[$i][1])
            ; If one is active then display it
            Local $aTool = _GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool($aTipList[$i][1])
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Tooltip info", "Flags: " & @TAB & _GUIToolTip_BitsToTTF($aTool[0]) & @CRLF & _
                    "HWnd: " & @TAB & $aTool[1] & @CRLF & _
                    "ID: " & @TAB & $aTool[2] & @CRLF & _
                    "Left X:" & @TAB & $aTool[3] & @CRLF & _
                    "Left Y:" & @TAB & $aTool[4] & @CRLF & _
                    "Right X:" & @TAB & $aTool[5] & @CRLF & _
                    "Right Y:" & @TAB & $aTool[6] & @CRLF & _
                    "Instance:" & @TAB & $aTool[7] & @CRLF & _
                    "Text:" & @TAB & $aTool[8] & @CRLF & _
                    "lParam:" & @TAB & $aTool[9])
        EndIf
    Next
EndFunc   ;==>_Read_Tip