viktor80 viktor80 - 2 months ago 8
C# Question

How to get message over the text box

I have interface with textbox which has list of commands, and I want to show this list when the user hover the mouse on textbox.

I can put message with label, but seems it is not the best way, looks not really good

Here is how I want get it and and same with labels:

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Maybe you can advice me some better way to show it, also very interesting

Answer

As Reza Aghaei had already said to use a ToolTip. Here's how you can do it:

Creating and returning the list:

static List<string> PopulateList()
{
    List<string> mylist = new List<string>();
    mylist.Add("insert (a1) to get this");
    mylist.Add("insert (a2) to get this");
    mylist.Add("insert (a3) to get this");
    mylist.Add("insert (a4) to get this");
    ...
    ...
    return mylist;
}

Displaying the Tooltip on the Enter event of the TextBox:

private void textBox1_Enter(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    string tooltiptext = "";
    List<string> mylist = PopulateList();
    foreach (string listitem in mylist)
    {
        tooltiptext += listitem + "\n";
    }
    ToolTip tt = new ToolTip();
    tt.Show(tooltiptext, textBox1, 2000);
}

Result:

tooltip

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