Discussion:
VFP9 grid header tooltip
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Allen
2013-05-24 10:25:49 UTC
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Hi foxgang
Looks like I have just been bitten by a microsoft bug that they can't be
bothered to fix.
I wanted tooltips in grid headers and it seems they managed to put a bug in
VFP9 (at least SP2) to not allow it.
I have seen a workaround that involves an access method in the grid tooltip
text but the grid is placed on the form and is not a class so I cannot do
that.
Anyone know of a workaround. TA
Al
Allen
2013-05-24 10:38:21 UTC
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I managed a sort of workaround I am not over happy with. In the header mouse
enter and leave I set the grid tooltiptext to the same as the header.
I does not seem to update well though if you go from one header to another.
Al

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Hi foxgang
Looks like I have just been bitten by a microsoft bug that they can't be
bothered to fix.
Paul Newton
2013-05-24 10:40:08 UTC
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How about the header MouseMove ?

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Subject: Re: VFP9 grid header tooltip

I managed a sort of workaround I am not over happy with. In the header mouse enter and leave I set the grid tooltiptext to the same as the header.
I does not seem to update well though if you go from one header to another.
Al

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Hi foxgang
Looks like I have just been bitten by a microsoft bug that they can't be bothered to fix.


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Allen
2013-05-24 11:49:52 UTC
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Hi Paul
It would still need to be empty on exit which would involve code all over
the place. I think the problem is the time the tooltips take to go away
after setting it to ""
Al

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How about the header MouseMove ?
Paul Newton
2013-05-24 11:58:14 UTC
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Hi Allen

I was thinking that you would still set tooltiptext to "" in the MouseLeave but set it to whatever you want with MouseMove instead of MouseEnter ...

Paul

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Hi Paul
It would still need to be empty on exit which would involve code all over the place. I think the problem is the time the tooltips take to go away after setting it to ""
Al

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How about the header MouseMove ?


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Dan Covill
2013-05-24 16:38:11 UTC
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Must be something in SP2. I have tooltips on my grid headers, and have
never had a problem. I just checked, and yes, I'm still on SP1. Never
did the complex job of installing both SP2 and the set of hotfixes,
runtimes, etc.

Dan Covill
San Diego
Post by Allen
Hi foxgang
Looks like I have just been bitten by a microsoft bug that they can't be
bothered to fix.
I wanted tooltips in grid headers and it seems they managed to put a bug
in VFP9 (at least SP2) to not allow it.
I have seen a workaround that involves an access method in the grid
tooltip text but the grid is placed on the form and is not a class so I
cannot do that.
Anyone know of a workaround. TA
Al
John Weller
2013-05-24 22:52:08 UTC
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I seem to recall this was a bug that Dave noticed when SP2 first came out.

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Post by Dan Covill
Must be something in SP2. I have tooltips on my grid headers, and have
never had a problem. I just checked, and yes, I'm still on SP1. Never
did the
Post by Dan Covill
complex job of installing both SP2 and the set of hotfixes, runtimes, etc.
MB Software Solutions, LLC
2013-05-28 17:12:31 UTC
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Post by John Weller
I seem to recall this was a bug that Dave noticed when SP2 first came out.
Bugs introduced in VFP9 SP2 will be fixed in VFP 10. <gd&r>
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Rick Schummer
2013-05-29 19:13:31 UTC
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Hi Allen,
I wanted tooltips in grid headers and it seems they managed to put a bug in VFP9 (at least SP2) to not allow it.<<
Yes, this is definitely a VFP 9 SP2 bugger.

The most common recommendation I hear on the subject is to use the BallonTip class from VFPX, found in the Ctl32
project. Lots of examples provided in the download.

Rick
White Light Computing, Inc.

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Allen
2013-05-29 20:21:14 UTC
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Thanks Rick
I tried that a way back and I think it had problems with pageframes.
I had a workaround but have gone back to other work. Will revisit again soon
and maybe try those balloons.
Al

-----Original Message-----

Hi Allen,
Post by Allen
I wanted tooltips in grid headers and it seems they managed to put a bug
in VFP9 (at least SP2) to not allow it.<<

Yes, this is definitely a VFP 9 SP2 bugger.

The most common recommendation I hear on the subject is to use the BallonTip
class from VFPX, found in the Ctl32
project. Lots of examples provided in the download.

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