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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] Pin
renaudgillet at 13-Nov-08 7:59
memberrenaudgillet13-Nov-08 7:59 
GeneralUsing ToolTipCtrlEx for toolbar Pin
Hemant K Jangid at 2-Oct-05 21:52
memberHemant K Jangid2-Oct-05 21:52 
GeneralTooltip for MSFlexGrid Cells Pin
ana4raj at 26-Oct-04 0:56
sussana4raj26-Oct-04 0:56 
GeneralTooltip for MSFlexGrid Cells Pin
Anonymous at 26-Oct-04 0:55
sussAnonymous26-Oct-04 0:55 
GeneralRe: Tooltip for MSFlexGrid Cells Pin
rajroy_24 at 19-Jul-07 4:21
memberrajroy_2419-Jul-07 4:21 
Generaluncompleted removed border with removed return CToolTipCtrl::OnNcPaint(); Pin
tony_w2000 at 16-Aug-04 2:18
membertony_w200016-Aug-04 2:18 
GeneralRe: uncompleted removed border with removed return CToolTipCtrl::OnNcPaint(); Pin
TomKat at 16-Aug-04 3:31
memberTomKat16-Aug-04 3:31 
GeneralFix for XP / 2000 Pin
VoidIndigo at 6-Aug-04 4:39
memberVoidIndigo6-Aug-04 4:39 
GeneralRe: Fix for XP / 2000 Pin
VoidIndigo at 6-Aug-04 4:52
memberVoidIndigo6-Aug-04 4:52 
GeneralRe: Fix for XP / 2000 Pin
TomKat at 7-Aug-04 3:32
memberTomKat7-Aug-04 3:32 
Thanks for the fix . I`m currently in vacation but as soon as I get back I`ll test it .
Thank you also for you feedback and interest .

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GeneralHelp Pin
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General!!!Bug Fix Pin
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GeneralNice but .. Pin
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GeneralGood job. Pin
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TomKat at 9-Feb-04 20:53
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GeneralAnd in C# Pin
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