ToolTip Styles and Templates

This topic describes the styles and templates for the ToolTip control. You can modify the default ControlTemplate to give the control a unique appearance. For more information, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Creating a ControlTemplate.

ToolTip Parts

The ToolTip control does not have any named parts.

ToolTip States

The following table lists the visual states for the ToolTip control.

VisualState Name VisualStateGroup Name Description
Closed OpenStates The default state.
Open OpenStates The ToolTip is visible.
Valid ValidationStates The control uses the Validation class and the Validation.HasError attached property is false.
InvalidFocused ValidationStates The Validation.HasError attached property is true has the control has focus.
InvalidUnfocused ValidationStates The Validation.HasError attached property is true has the control does not have focus.

ToolTip ControlTemplate Example

The following example shows how to define a ControlTemplate for the ToolTip control.

<Style x:Key="{x:Type ToolTip}"
       TargetType="ToolTip">
  <Setter Property="OverridesDefaultStyle"
          Value="true" />
  <Setter Property="HasDropShadow"
          Value="True" />
  <Setter Property="Template">
    <Setter.Value>
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="ToolTip">
        <Border Name="Border"
                BorderThickness="1"
                Width="{TemplateBinding Width}"
                Height="{TemplateBinding Height}">
          <Border.Background>
            <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0"
                                 EndPoint="0,1">
              <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
                <GradientStopCollection>
                  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlLightColor}"
                                Offset="0.0" />
                  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlMediumColor}"
                                Offset="1.0" />
                </GradientStopCollection>
              </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
            </LinearGradientBrush>

          </Border.Background>
          <Border.BorderBrush>
            <SolidColorBrush Color="{DynamicResource BorderMediumColor}" />
          </Border.BorderBrush>
          <ContentPresenter Margin="4"
                            HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                            VerticalAlignment="Top" />
        </Border>
        <ControlTemplate.Triggers>
          <Trigger Property="HasDropShadow"
                   Value="true">
            <Setter TargetName="Border"
                    Property="CornerRadius"
                    Value="4" />
            <Setter TargetName="Border"
                    Property="SnapsToDevicePixels"
                    Value="true" />
          </Trigger>
        </ControlTemplate.Triggers>
      </ControlTemplate>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
</Style>

The preceding example uses one or more of the following resources.

<!--Control colors.-->
<Color x:Key="WindowColor">#FFE8EDF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="ContentAreaColorLight">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="ContentAreaColorDark">#FF7381F9</Color>

<Color x:Key="DisabledControlLightColor">#FFE8EDF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="DisabledControlDarkColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="DisabledForegroundColor">#FF888888</Color>

<Color x:Key="SelectedBackgroundColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="SelectedUnfocusedColor">#FFDDDDDD</Color>

<Color x:Key="ControlLightColor">White</Color>
<Color x:Key="ControlMediumColor">#FF7381F9</Color>
<Color x:Key="ControlDarkColor">#FF211AA9</Color>

<Color x:Key="ControlMouseOverColor">#FF3843C4</Color>
<Color x:Key="ControlPressedColor">#FF211AA9</Color>


<Color x:Key="GlyphColor">#FF444444</Color>
<Color x:Key="GlyphMouseOver">sc#1, 0.004391443, 0.002428215, 0.242281124</Color>

<!--Border colors-->
<Color x:Key="BorderLightColor">#FFCCCCCC</Color>
<Color x:Key="BorderMediumColor">#FF888888</Color>
<Color x:Key="BorderDarkColor">#FF444444</Color>

<Color x:Key="PressedBorderLightColor">#FF888888</Color>
<Color x:Key="PressedBorderDarkColor">#FF444444</Color>

<Color x:Key="DisabledBorderLightColor">#FFAAAAAA</Color>
<Color x:Key="DisabledBorderDarkColor">#FF888888</Color>

<Color x:Key="DefaultBorderBrushDarkColor">Black</Color>

<!--Control-specific resources.-->
<Color x:Key="HeaderTopColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="DatagridCurrentCellBorderColor">Black</Color>
<Color x:Key="SliderTrackDarkColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>

<Color x:Key="NavButtonFrameColor">#FF3843C4</Color>

<LinearGradientBrush x:Key="MenuPopupBrush"
                     EndPoint="0.5,1"
                     StartPoint="0.5,0">
  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlLightColor}"
                Offset="0" />
  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlMediumColor}"
                Offset="0.5" />
  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlLightColor}"
                Offset="1" />
</LinearGradientBrush>

<LinearGradientBrush x:Key="ProgressBarIndicatorAnimatedFill"
                     StartPoint="0,0"
                     EndPoint="1,0">
  <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
    <GradientStopCollection>
      <GradientStop Color="#000000FF"
                    Offset="0" />
      <GradientStop Color="#600000FF"
                    Offset="0.4" />
      <GradientStop Color="#600000FF"
                    Offset="0.6" />
      <GradientStop Color="#000000FF"
                    Offset="1" />
    </GradientStopCollection>
  </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
</LinearGradientBrush>

For the complete sample, see Styling with ControlTemplates Sample.

See Also

Style
ControlTemplate
Control Styles and Templates
Control Customization
Styling and Templating
Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Creating a ControlTemplate