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I'm trying to write a lua function that will pop up a calltip for whenever the user hovers their mouse over a function. This is what I have so far:

function myCallTips:OnDwellStart(position, word)
    return true

But this doesn't seem to work. No print statements are executed. Do you have any ideas as to why this shouldn't work? If so, please share them.


I just found this:



These two messages set and get the time the mouse must sit still, in milliseconds, to generate a SCN_DWELLSTART notification. If set to SC_TIME_FOREVER, the default, no dwell events are generated.

Let me experiment and I'll get back to you.


Tried this:

function myCallTips:OnOpen()
    scite.SendEditor(SCI_SETMOUSEDWELLTIME, 300)

function myCallTips:OnDwellStart(pos, word)
    scite.SendEditor(SCI_CALLTIPSHOW, 0, word)

function myCallTips:OnDwellEnd()

Sadly, I can't get it to work right.

Edited by LaCastiglione

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Not sure how you got your code setup on your side, but ...

1) Linking those function up to AutoIt3SciTELUASciTEStartup.lua

2) renaming 'myCallTips:' to 'AutoItTools:' in your code.

3) save + scite restart, just in case.

4) open (not switching to) a au3 file.

Its displaying the word under the cursor as tooltip on my side.

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OnDwellStart isn't called for some reason and I don't know why. Something may have changed in SciTE since I wrote the Event class. Maybe one of these days I'll remember to take a look as the feature sounds kind of interesting and I'm surprised I didn't think of it before.

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