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tooltip - Tooltip management

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package require Tcl 8.5
package require msgcat 1.3
package require tooltip ?1.8.2?

::tooltip::tooltip command ?options?
::tooltip::tooltip pathName ?option value...? ?--? message


This package provides tooltips, i.e., small text messages that can be displayed when the mouse hovers over a widget, menu item, canvas item, listbox item, ttk::treeview item or column heading, ttk::notebook tab, or text widget tag.



# Demonstrate widget tooltip
package require tooltip
pack [label .l -text "label"]
tooltip::tooltip .l "This is a label widget"

# Demonstrate menu tooltip
package require tooltip
. configure -menu [menu .menu]
.menu add cascade -label Test -menu [menu .menu.test -tearoff 0]
.menu.test add command -label Tooltip
tooltip::tooltip .menu.test -index 0 "This is a menu tooltip"

# Demonstrate canvas item tooltip
package require tooltip
pack [canvas .c]
set item [.c create rectangle 10 10 80 80 -fill red]
tooltip::tooltip .c -item $item "Canvas item tooltip"

# Demonstrate listbox item tooltip
package require tooltip
pack [listbox .lb]
.lb insert 0 "item one"
tooltip::tooltip .lb -item 0 "Listbox item tooltip"

# Demonstrate ttk::notebook tab tooltip
package require tooltip
pack [ttk::notebook .nb]
.nb add [frame .nb.f1 -height 50] -text "First tab"
.nb add [frame .nb.f2 -height 50] -text "Second tab"
tooltip::tooltip .nb -tab 0 "Tooltip for the 1st notebook tab"
tooltip::tooltip .nb -tab 1 "Tooltip for the 2nd notebook tab"

# Demonstrate text tag tooltip
package require tooltip
pack [text .txt]
.txt tag configure TIP-1 -underline 1
tooltip::tooltip .txt -tag TIP-1 "tooltip one text"
.txt insert end "An example of a " {} "tooltip" TIP-1 " tag.\n" {}

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