DSchuler

Having Problem with GUICtrlSetTip

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#1 ·  Posted

I'm having a problem using GUICtrlSetTip.  I'm sure I'm doing something stupid.  Here's a code snippet illustrating my creation of the tooltip:

 

    GUICtrlCreateLabel("", $gridX, $gridY, $avArgs[0], $avArgs[1])
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    If GUICtrlSetTip(-1, $theText) = 0 Then
        MsgBox(0, "", "Unable to create tooltip for " & $theText)
        Exit
    Endif
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

It's a good-sized program so I'm just including the snippet.  The Label control is being created correctly and in the proper position.  The contents of $theText is correct.  I just don't get a tooltip when I mouseover the control.

I've run the example from the help file and that runs fine so I know that GUICtrlSetTip is working there. 

What am I doing wrong?

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#2 ·  Posted

I think AutoIt thinks you are trying to create a Tip for he "SetBkColor" line

Try this?

;--your code
    GUICtrlCreateLabel("", $gridX, $gridY, $avArgs[0], $avArgs[1])
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    If GUICtrlSetTip(-1, $theText) = 0 Then ; <<<<<<<<<<<< where does this tip go?

; give the label a Local $control = ... id
;--change this
    Local $mylabelwithtip = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", $gridX, $gridY, $avArgs[0], $avArgs[1]) ; <<< label has a control id
    GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x00FF00)
    If GUICtrlSetTip($mylabelwithtip, $theText) = 0 Then ; <<<<<<<<< associate tip with named control

 

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#3 ·  Posted

Thanks for the suggestion but that didn't help.   Same thing.  Produces the label; no tooltip.

DSchuler

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#4 ·  Posted

I just created a similar control, and I was able to set a tip to it, and have it display. Perhaps your problem is that $theText isn't set to anything.

If that's not it, then post a script that demonstrates the problem, and make sure it's runnable.


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#5 ·  Posted

I now understand the reason for the problem but not how to solve it.  I began progressively stripping the code in the program back to the bare essentials, testing at each step along the way, so that I could have a reasonably simple program to post.

At one point I display a large image on the desktop using this code:

 

Global $hMap = GUICtrlCreatePic("xxx.gif",0, 120, 0, 0)
IF $hMap == 0 Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Error creating picture " & @error)
EndIf

when I remove that code CREATING the tooltip works.  I'm going to monkey around with disabling the Pic control.

 

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#6 ·  Posted

Thanks to those who responded.  This issue has been resolved.  Here's what I learned.

When you create controls that overlap other controls, the controls created earlier seem to have priority.  I disabled the Pic control and the label controls I had created OTHER than the label controls I wanted to attach tooltips to.

That resolved the problem.

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