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Implement "Whats This" using Win32

Discussion in 'Win32' started by hemanth.balaji, May 29, 2005.

  1. hemanth.balaji

    hemanth.balaji New Member

    May 22, 2005
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    I want to implement "whats this" functionality as seen in most of windows programs. For example -> When you

    right click on desktop and select properties and when u again right click on the properties dialog you get a

    pop up menu with "whats this". When i click on that u get a timy description of that part of the dialog. How do

    i do that. Can you give me an example program. How do you implement "whats this" in a win32 program using

    windows api. Is there any example program on the net with source code using which i can learn to implement it

    in my program.
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Jul 12, 2004
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    Hello hemanth.balaji

    The whats this stuff available in Windows is nothing but the ToolTip that is displayed and after certain time it expires.

    Use the tagTOOLINFO struct to fill in the necessary details and use SendMessage function to display the ToolTip at a particular location.

    Shabbir Bhimani

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