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EasyTips - Simple Custom GUI Control ToolTips

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Ever wanted a custom GUI tooltip with custom colors, icon and delay time?

Well everyone probably knows about the GUIToolTips UDF included with autoit but the lack of examples and documentation makes using it a hassle. (For me at least...)

Here I present a small UDF wrapper with one function designed as a wrapper for the udf to make it simple to add a custom tooltip without the need for various different calls to different functions to set a particular style for the tooltip.

I made it with the intention of being an alternative for GuiCtrlSetTip().

Example

#include <EasyTip.au3>

; GuiCtrlSetTip
GUICreate("Form1", 296, 170, -1, -1)
GUICtrlCreateButton("OEM", 8, 8, 81, 25)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with just text.")
GUICtrlCreateButton("OEM 2", 8, 33, 81, 25)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text and title.","Optional title")
GUICtrlCreateButton("OEM 3", 8, 59, 81, 25)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title and Icon.","Optional title",1)
GUICtrlCreateButton("OEM 4", 8, 84, 81, 25)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Icon & balloon style.","Optional title",1,1)
GUICtrlCreateButton("OEM 5", 8, 109, 81, 25)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Icon & hovering under control.","Optional title",1,2)
GUICtrlCreateButton("OEM 6", 8, 135, 81, 25)
GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Icon & hovering under control with stem pointing to item.","Optional title",1,3)


; _GuiCtrlSetTip
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 1", 90, 8, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with just text.")
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 2", 90, 33, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text and title.","Optional title")
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 3", 90, 59, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title and Icon.","Optional title",1)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 4", 90, 84, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Icon & balloon style.","Optional title",1,1)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 5", 90, 109, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Icon & hovering under control.","Optional title",1,2)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 6", 90, 135, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Icon & hovering under control with stem pointing to item.","Optional title",1,3)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 7", 172, 8, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Custom Icon & hovering under control with stem pointing to item.","Optional title",@SystemDir & "\taskmgr.exe,107",3)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 8", 172, 33, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Custom Icon, hovering under control with stem pointing to item & custom colors.","Optional title",@SystemDir & "\taskmgr.exe,107",3,0x000000,0x00ff00)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Custom 9", 172, 59, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Custom Icon, hovering under control with stem pointing to item, custom colors and custom delay time.","Optional title",@SystemDir & "\taskmgr.exe,107",3,0x000000,0x00ff00,1000)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Example 1", 172, 84, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Custom Icon, hovering under control with stem pointing to item & custom colors.","Optional title",@SystemDir & "\taskmgr.exe,107",0,0x000000,0x00ff00)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Example 2", 172, 109, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Custom Icon, hovering under control with stem pointing to item & custom colors.","Optional title",@SystemDir & "\taskmgr.exe,107",1,0x000000,0x00ff00)
GUICtrlCreateButton("Example 3", 172, 135, 81, 25)
_GUICtrlSetTip(-1,"Test tip with text, title, Custom Icon, hovering under control with stem pointing to item & custom colors.","Optional title",@SystemDir & "\taskmgr.exe,107",2,0x000000,0x00ff00)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While GUIGetMsg() <> -3
WEnd

EasyTip.rar

Edit: Fixed error...

Edited by ApudAngelorum

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nice tooltips ;)

thanks

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Thanks for sharing.


Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to
build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe
trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
So far, the Universe is winning.

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Is this no longer working? No custom tooltips shows.

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This UDF won't work with the latest version of AutoIt, the GUIToolTip UDF that this is based off of has been extensively rewritten and the function calls in this udf are all written wrong for it.

BTW, you probably don't need this any longer as the rewrite made using the GUIToolTip UDF a hell of a lot easier than it was.

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