Problem with Tooltips

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Posted 14 years ago by SledgeHammer01
Version: 10.1.0521
Platform: .NET 4.0
Environment: Windows XP (32-bit)
Reproduction steps:

1) Open Document Editor (like Word) sample
2) Open Notepad.exe
3) Position Notepad.exe (or any app) directly over sample, but place it in a way so that the frame of the notepad application partially covers a disabled control. For example, place notepad.exe so that it covers 1/2 of the Copy button on the Home tab.
4) Have notepad.exe be the active window
5) Mouse over the Copy button, you'll notice the tooltip appears (do not activate sample)
6) Now move the mouse onto notepad directly (without crossing an area of the sample app that would normally clear the tooltip), you'll notice the tooltip is now orphaned forever and never goes away and sits as top most window. If you re-enter the sample app with the mouse, the tooltip will now be cleared.

* For some reason, this is only an issue with disabled controls. Enabled controls clear the tooltip properly.

* FYI: As an overall concept, this is not proper tooltip behavior. Tooltips should not be shown when the app is inactive. Fixing this issue will obviously resolve the issue above as well.

[Modified at 05/10/2010 01:55 PM]

Comments (1)

Posted 14 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
Thanks, we've updated our code to not show screentips if the root Window is not active. This will be in the next build.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 2 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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