TreeNode.ToolTipText Property


Gets or sets the text that appears when the mouse pointer hovers over a TreeNode.

 property System::String ^ ToolTipText { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string ToolTipText { get; set; }
member this.ToolTipText : string with get, set
Public Property ToolTipText As String

Property Value

Gets the text that appears when the mouse pointer hovers over a TreeNode.


The following code example demonstrates how to use the ToolTipText and ShowNodeToolTips properties. To run this example, paste the following code into a Windows Form and call InitializeTreeViewWithToolTips from the form's constructor or Load event handler.

TreeView treeViewWithToolTips;
private void InitializeTreeViewWithToolTips()
    treeViewWithToolTips = new TreeView();
    TreeNode node1 = new TreeNode("Node1");
    node1.ToolTipText = "Help for Node1";
    TreeNode node2 = new TreeNode("Node2");
    node2.ToolTipText = "A Tip for Node2";
    treeViewWithToolTips.Nodes.AddRange(new TreeNode[] { node1, node2 });
    treeViewWithToolTips.ShowNodeToolTips = true;

Private treeViewWithToolTips As TreeView

Private Sub InitializeTreeViewWithToolTips() 
    treeViewWithToolTips = New TreeView()
    Dim node1 As New TreeNode("Node1")
    node1.ToolTipText = "Help for Node1"
    Dim node2 As New TreeNode("Node2")
    node2.ToolTipText = "A Tip for Node2"
    treeViewWithToolTips.Nodes.AddRange(New TreeNode() {node1, node2})
    treeViewWithToolTips.ShowNodeToolTips = True

End Sub


You must set the ShowNodeToolTips property of the parent TreeView to true for the ToolTipText to be visible at run time.

If the TreeView control has a ToolTip and also contains a TreeNode that has a ToolTip, only the ToolTip for the node will be shown.

Applies to