PropertyGrid - display summary as tooltip?

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Posted 22 days ago by John Dailey
Version: 22.1.1
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Hi, I'm evaluating the PropertyGrid control and have a small problem:

I need a property grid in a smaller onscreen space where the full grid doesn't fit.  Users scroll through the properties, but the summary box is often not visible, scrolled past the bottom.  I need the summary information  (information from the property's [Description("....")] attribute) available as a tooltip over each line item.  

Is this possible with the PropertyGrid?

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Answer - Posted 22 days ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi John,

Yes, if you turn off the summary area, then just set this and you should get descriptions in the tooltips for the name cells:

<grids:PropertyGrid DataObject="{Binding}" CanClearDataObjectOnUnload="True">
	<grids:PropertyGrid.DefaultStringNameTemplate>
		<DataTemplate>
			<Grid Background="Transparent" ToolTip="{Binding Description}">
				<shared:AdvancedTextBlock x:Name="textBlock" Margin="5,3,1,3" Text="{Binding DisplayName}" 
										TextTrimming="CharacterEllipsis" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
			</Grid>

			<DataTemplate.Triggers>
				<DataTrigger Binding="{Binding IsReadOnly}" Value="True">
					<Setter TargetName="textBlock" Property="Opacity" Value="0.7" />
				</DataTrigger>
			</DataTemplate.Triggers>
		</DataTemplate>
	</grids:PropertyGrid.DefaultStringNameTemplate>
</grids:PropertyGrid>

It's basically the default "DefaultStringNameTemplate" value, except a Grid was added with a ToolTip set.


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Posted 22 days ago by John Dailey
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This seems to work with some modification -- the tooltip needs to also be on the <shared:AdvancedTextBlock /> element.

Posted 22 days ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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You could just set IsHitTestVisible="False" on the AdvancedTextBlock instead.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 22 days ago by John Dailey
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Yes, that also seems to work well.  Thank you!

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