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Hi everyone :)

I have the following piece of code:


Func ManualActions()
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)
    Global $ManualActionsGui = GUICreate("Automated Task List Suite", 460, 490, -1, -1)
    GUISetIcon ($Images & "\ManualActionsGUI.ico")
    GUICtrlCreatePic($Images & "\SAClogo.jpg", 110, 10, 240, 80)
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("---MANUAL ACTIONS---", 173, 100, 300, -1)
    GUICtrlSetFont(-1, 8.5, 700, 0)
    Local $ResetAll = GUICtrlCreateButton("Reset Everything", 10, 460, 97, 30)
    Local $SaveAndQuit = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Save and Quit", 355, 460, 97, 30)
    Local $Back = GUICtrlCreateButton ("Show  Results", 180, 460, 97, 30)
    Local $iX = 10, $iY = 120
    $aCheckboxes = _ReadINI()
    For $x = 0 To UBound($aCheckboxes) - 1
        Local $idCheckBox = _CreateCheckbox($aCheckboxes[$x][0], $iX, $iY)
        If _Crypt_HashData($aCheckboxes[$x][0] & "|" & $sINIFile & "|" & $GUI_CHECKED, $CALG_MD5) = $aCheckboxes[$x][1] Then
            GUICtrlSetState(-1, BitOR($GUI_CHECKED, $GUI_DISABLE))
        $aCheckboxes[$x][0] = $idCheckBox
        $iY += 20
    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "_Exit", $ManualActionsGui)
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent($ResetAll, "_ResetAll")
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent($SaveAndQuit, "_Exit")
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent ($Back, "_Back2Results")
    $iRunning = 1
    While $iRunning

Func _Back2Results()
ShellExecute ($Results & "\Results.png")

Func _ResetAll()
    $iRunning = 0

Func _Checked()
    If GUICtrlRead(@GUI_CtrlId) = 1 Then GUICtrlSetState(@GUI_CtrlId, $GUI_DISABLE)

Func _CreateCheckbox($sLabel, $iX, $iY)
    Local $idCheckBox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox($sLabel, $iX, $iY, -1, -1)
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "_Checked")
    Return $idCheckBox


Func _GenINIFile()
     Local $aCheckboxes[14] = ["Put a label with hostname on the computer?", "Check if AHCI is set in the BIOS?", "Add all applications in AD?", "Check the installed drivers?", "Customize all desktop icons?", _
            "Restore User's data?", "Run CISCO ANYCONNECT VPN once?", "Update Firefox and Google Chrome?", "Restore user's Bookmarks?", "Deploy CrashPlanPro, remove new licence and send a mail to the Service Desk?", _
            "Check if printers the User needs are present?", "Copy SAPlogin.ini from former Computer (if needed)?", "Encrypt the Disk with PGP?", "Update Remedy database?"]
    FileClose(FileOpen($sINIFile, 2))
    For $x = 0 To UBound($aCheckboxes) - 1
        IniWrite($sINIFile, "Checkbox_Labels", $x, $aCheckboxes[$x])
        IniWrite($sINIFile, "Checkbox_States", $x, "")

*I have shorten the code by deleting some functions*

As you can see, I'm generating checkboxes in an array but I want to improve things by adding tooltips to some of them when the user will hoover a "help" label added at the end of concerned control. 
If this can help, I uploaded an image adding what I imagine this could be at the end.

I don't know how to handle that and I hope that some of you can give me a hand here :) and don't hesitate to ask if you need more ;)





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There's not enough code there to give you a good answer, not to mention it isn't runable. I'd need to at least see what is in ReadIni for example, you could put the tooltip command somewhere like this.

For $x = 0 To UBound($aCheckboxes) - 1
        $aCheckboxes[$x][0] = _CreateCheckbox($aCheckboxes[$x][0], $iX, $iY, )
        If _Crypt_HashData($aCheckboxes[$x][0] & "|" & $sINIFile & "|" & $GUI_CHECKED, $CALG_MD5) = $aCheckboxes[$x][1] Then
            GUICtrlSetState(-1, BitOR($GUI_CHECKED, $GUI_DISABLE))
        $iY += 20
        GUICtrlSetTip($aCheckboxes[$x][0], "Some text goes here")

But I don't know how you'd want to determine which checkboxes need tooltips and which don't, and where you'd get the text for the tooltip. But you can always use an If/Then statement to figure out if you want to apply a tooltip to a particular checkbox.

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You could create a new section of the INI file that holds the tooltip string values you want to use, check to see if a tooltip string is defined and if it is create the tooltips where BrewMan suggested.  Of course if you want to use a label instead of applying the tooltip to the check box then you will create it there and apply the tooltip to it.

0=Checkbox #1
1=Checkbox #2
2=Checkbox #3
3=Checkbox #4
1=Tooltip Text for Checkbox #2
2=Tooltip Text for Checkbox #3


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There's not enough code there to give you a good answer, not to mention it isn't runable. I'd need to at least see what is in ReadIni for example,

My tool is enough complex to be run by someone external of my company. Indeed, it's checking for certain things after we image a computer. But, I can give you the full code if you need, no worries for me. 

But my case is solved thanks to both of you. Indeed, I added an new section in my .ini file and used the GUICtrlSetTip function (with some other changes in my arrays).

Thanks for pointing this to me and have a good day!


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