ToolTip.PlacementTarget ToolTip.PlacementTarget ToolTip.PlacementTarget ToolTip.PlacementTarget Property


Gets or sets the UIElement relative to which the ToolTip is positioned when it opens.

 property System::Windows::UIElement ^ PlacementTarget { System::Windows::UIElement ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::UIElement ^ value); };
public System.Windows.UIElement PlacementTarget { get; set; }
member this.PlacementTarget : System.Windows.UIElement with get, set
Public Property PlacementTarget As UIElement
Property Value

The UIElement that is the logical parent of the ToolTip control. The default is null.


The following example shows how to create and position a ToolTip.

<Ellipse Height="25" Width="50" 
    <ToolTip Placement="Right" 
          <Ellipse Height="10" Width="20" Fill="Blue"/>
        <TextBlock>Uses the ToolTip Class</TextBlock>

//Create an ellipse that will have a 
//ToolTip control. 
Ellipse ellipse1 = new Ellipse();
ellipse1.Height = 25;
ellipse1.Width = 50;
ellipse1.Fill = Brushes.Gray;
ellipse1.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;

//Create a tooltip and set its position.
ToolTip tooltip = new ToolTip();
tooltip.Placement = PlacementMode.Right;
tooltip.PlacementRectangle = new Rect(50, 0, 0, 0);
tooltip.HorizontalOffset = 10;
tooltip.VerticalOffset = 20;

//Create BulletDecorator and set it
//as the tooltip content.
BulletDecorator bdec = new BulletDecorator();
Ellipse littleEllipse = new Ellipse();
littleEllipse.Height = 10;
littleEllipse.Width = 20;
littleEllipse.Fill = Brushes.Blue;
bdec.Bullet = littleEllipse;
TextBlock tipText = new TextBlock();
tipText.Text = "Uses the ToolTip class";
bdec.Child = tipText;
tooltip.Content = bdec;

//set tooltip on ellipse
ellipse1.ToolTip = tooltip;
'Create an ellipse that will have a 
'ToolTip control. 
Dim ellipse1 As New Ellipse()
ellipse1.Height = 25
ellipse1.Width = 50
ellipse1.Fill = Brushes.Gray
ellipse1.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left

'Create a tooltip and set its position.
Dim tooltip As New ToolTip()
tooltip.Placement = PlacementMode.Right
tooltip.PlacementRectangle = New Rect(50, 0, 0, 0)
tooltip.HorizontalOffset = 10
tooltip.VerticalOffset = 20

'Create BulletDecorator and set it
'as the tooltip content.
Dim bdec As New BulletDecorator()
Dim littleEllipse As New Ellipse()
littleEllipse.Height = 10
littleEllipse.Width = 20
littleEllipse.Fill = Brushes.Blue
bdec.Bullet = littleEllipse
Dim tipText As New TextBlock()
tipText.Text = "Uses the ToolTip class"
bdec.Child = tipText
tooltip.Content = bdec

'set tooltip on ellipse
ellipse1.ToolTip = tooltip


You can position a ToolTip by setting the PlacementTarget, PlacementRectangle, Placement, HorizontalOffset, and VerticalOffsetProperty properties. These properties behave the same as they do for a Popup. For more information, see Popup Placement Behavior.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field PlacementTargetProperty
Metadata properties set to true None

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