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A nice multiline ToolTipCtrl example.

, 8 Feb 2004
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A nice multiline ToolTipCtrl example looking like the one available in Delphi.

Sample Image - ToolTipEx.jpg


Well there is nothing much to say about this. This is a simple better looking multi-line tooltip control.

#pragma once
class CToolTipCtrlEx : public CToolTipCtrl
 enum Orientations
 virtual ~CToolTipCtrlEx();
 virtual void PreSubclassWindow();
 afx_msg void OnPaint();
 afx_msg BOOL OnEraseBkgnd(CDC* pDC);
 afx_msg void OnNcPaint();
 COLORREF m_bkColor;//=RGB(255,255,255);
 COLORREF m_leftColor;//=RGB(255, 210, 83);
 COLORREF m_frameColor;//=RGB(155, 110, 53);
 COLORREF m_textColor;//=RGB(0,0,0);
 COLORREF m_arrowColor;//=RGB(0,0,0);

Just use it like a normal ToolTipCtrl control.

In the end

This is a tooltip inspired by the Delphi Flat Hint and the arrows are using the port of the Delphi drawing algorithm. This is free to use, modify it but you can't claim it. Any feedback and rating is most welcome.


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMulti Monitor support [modified] Pinmemberrenaudgillet13-Nov-08 7:59 
GeneralUsing ToolTipCtrlEx for toolbar PinmemberHemant K Jangid2-Oct-05 21:52 
GeneralTooltip for MSFlexGrid Cells Pinsussana4raj26-Oct-04 0:56 
GeneralTooltip for MSFlexGrid Cells PinsussAnonymous26-Oct-04 0:55 
GeneralRe: Tooltip for MSFlexGrid Cells Pinmemberrajroy_2419-Jul-07 4:21 
Generaluncompleted removed border with removed return CToolTipCtrl::OnNcPaint(); Pinmembertony_w200016-Aug-04 2:18 
GeneralRe: uncompleted removed border with removed return CToolTipCtrl::OnNcPaint(); PinmemberTomKat16-Aug-04 3:31 
GeneralFix for XP / 2000 PinmemberVoidIndigo6-Aug-04 4:39 
GeneralRe: Fix for XP / 2000 PinmemberVoidIndigo6-Aug-04 4:52 
GeneralRe: Fix for XP / 2000 PinmemberTomKat7-Aug-04 3:32 
GeneralRe: Fix for XP / 2000 PinmemberVoidIndigo11-Aug-04 4:44 
GeneralRe: Fix for XP / 2000 Pinmemberrspeng14-Mar-05 21:11 
GeneralHelp Pinsussalexwinx17-Feb-04 22:42 
What about Unicode? Macedonian languange for exmpl
GeneralRe: Help PinmemberTomKat18-Feb-04 8:04 
GeneralRe: Help PinmemberVoidIndigo6-Aug-04 4:41 
General!!!Bug Fix PinmemberTomKat16-Feb-04 22:08 
GeneralNice but .. Pinmembergri14-Feb-04 2:31 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. PinmemberTomKat14-Feb-04 2:59 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. Pinmembergri14-Feb-04 4:01 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. Pinmembermrsilver14-Feb-04 4:20 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. PinmemberMember 222813625-Aug-08 19:46 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. PinmemberTomKat15-Feb-04 22:40 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. PinmemberFahad Ahmed29-Jul-04 11:20 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. Pinmemberswqswqswqswq31-Oct-05 9:25 
GeneralRe: Nice but .. PinmemberVtt13-Aug-09 0:38 
GeneralThe Book of Knowledge PinmemberAntonio Barros10-Feb-04 0:19 
GeneralRe: The Book of Knowledge PinmemberTomKat10-Feb-04 0:40 
GeneralRe: The Book of Knowledge PinmemberGary Wheeler10-Feb-04 11:50 
GeneralRe: The Book of Knowledge PinmemberTomKat11-Feb-04 2:32 
GeneralRe: The Book of Knowledge PinmemberHockey2-May-04 23:27 
GeneralRe: The Book of Knowledge PinmemberTomKat3-May-04 1:18 
GeneralGood job. Pinmembertony_w20009-Feb-04 14:00 
GeneralRe: Good job. PinmemberTomKat9-Feb-04 20:53 
GeneralAnd in C# PinmemberAntonio Barros9-Feb-04 9:10 
GeneralRe: And in C# PinsussTomKat9-Feb-04 10:36 

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