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VB style tool tip control similar to IntelliSense ToolTip

, 16 Jul 2003
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Tool tip control similar to Visual Basic IntelliSense tool tip

Sample Image - intellitip.jpg


This is a CDialog derived window, which resembles the tool tip that pop-ups with function parameters in Visual Studio IDE. The control allows to display a function definition with it's parameters and mark the current parameter in bold font.


  1. Add a dialog resource to your project. Make sure to set the following for this dialog:
    Style = popup. 
    Border = None.
    No TitleBar
  2. Add the dialog as a member to your application's main window.
  3. Call create for the dialog while passing pointer to the window that the tool tip belongs to: m_intelliToolTip.Create(pParentWnd).
  4. Add a function definition:
    BOOL CIntelliTipDemoDlg::OnInitDialog()
     // Set the icon for this dialog.  The framework does this automatically
     //  when the application's main window is not a dialog
     SetIcon(m_hIcon, TRUE);   // Set big icon
     SetIcon(m_hIcon, FALSE);  // Set small icon
     // TODO: Add extra initialization here
     CStringArray params;
     params.Add("Param 1");
     params.Add("Param 2");
     params.Add("Param 3");
     params.Add("Param 4");
     params.Add("Param 5");
     return TRUE;  // return TRUE  unless you set the focus to a control

When you need to show the tool tip, call CIntelliTip::Show() or CIntelliTip::Hide() to hide it. To set the position, call CIntelliTip::SetCursorPoint(cursorPoint). Example:

void CIntelliTipDemoDlg::OnButton1() 
 // TODO: Add your control notification handler code here
 CPoint pt;


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Alex Hazanov
Software Developer (Senior) RDV Systems
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Comments and Discussions

GeneralThanks,but i have a problem PinmemberLancelot Yuan14-Jul-05 17:57 
GeneralRe: Thanks,but i have a problem PinmemberAlex Hazanov16-Jul-05 11:50 
GeneralVery Nice Pinmemberspaceseel29-May-05 17:52 
:-DIt looks pretty interesting. Looks just like what you would use in a compiler program. I might look into this later.
GeneralThankyou!!! PinmemberAdrian Gibbons17-Jul-03 3:02 

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