Tooltips do not display for commandlinks in menus

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Posted 17 years ago by Chien A.
Version: 2.0.91
Platform: .NET 2.0
Environment: Windows Vista (32-bit)
Regardless of whether a BarCommand's ToolTipEnabled property is true or not, BarCommandLinks residing in menus do not seem to show/support display of tooltips.

I'm not sure if this was a bug or intended, but this kind of functionality is needed for cases such as a most recently used/opened list in File menus - the length of text assigned to the BarButtonLink's Text property for such an item frequently has to be compacted in order to not overly enlarge the entire menu, in which case it is useful to have the full text displayed as a tooltip for that item - and this ability is consistent with the base MS MenuStrip controls.

Perhaps this can be addressed by changing ToolTipEnabled to be an enum with 3 states(Menus and Toolbars, Toolbars Only, disabled) with the default value being Toolbars Only.

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Posted 17 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
The main reason we don't currently have support for the tooltips on the menus is that we have so far been unable to get the .NET ToolTip control to display when it uses the menu as a base. We are assuming that it doesn't like something about how the menu's popup window is configured. All the plumbing is in there to support tooltips (other than your option idea) if we could sort out why the tooltip won't display like it does for links on our toolbar control. We've spent several hours on this and so far have been unable to get it to show the tooltip no matter what settings we use.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.0) was released 4 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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