Tooltip Styles

This section lists the control styles used with tooltip controls.

Constant Description
TTS_ALWAYSTIP
Indicates that the tooltip control appears when the cursor is on a tool, even if the tooltip control's owner window is inactive. Without this style, the tooltip appears only when the tool's owner window is active.
TTS_BALLOON
Version 5.80. Indicates that the tooltip control has the appearance of a cartoon "balloon," with rounded corners and a stem pointing to the item.
TTS_CLOSE
Displays a Close button on the tooltip. Valid only when the tooltip has the TTS_BALLOON style and a title; see TTM_SETTITLE.
TTS_NOANIMATE
Version 5.80. Disables sliding tooltip animation on Windows 98 and Windows 2000 systems. This style is ignored on earlier systems.
TTS_NOFADE
Version 5.80. Disables fading tooltip animation.
TTS_NOPREFIX
Prevents the system from stripping ampersand characters from a string or terminating a string at a tab character. Without this style, the system automatically strips ampersand characters and terminates a string at the first tab character. This allows an application to use the same string as both a menu item and as text in a tooltip control.
TTS_USEVISUALSTYLE
Uses themed hyperlinks. The theme will define the styles for any links in the tooltip. This style always requires TTF_PARSELINKS to be set.

Remarks

A tooltip control always has the WS_POPUP and WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW window styles, regardless of whether you specify them when creating the control.

Requirements

Header
CommCtrl.h