components have the following features in common
100% managed code
Works with .NET 1.0 and 1.1
Full Visual Studio integration and support (Version 7.0 and 7.1)
Full Visual Studio designer support
(dynamic tooltip testing right inside VS)
All layout elements are fully customizable
(Border, Font, Background, Content) in code and through Visual Studio designer's.
(Border, Font, Background) can be rendered with solid colors, multicolored gradients, hatch-patterns and textures. Text can be rendered with shadow and the
desired alignment can be selected.
support. (E.g.: make a multiline text with shadow float over your control, or show a semi-transparent framed photography of the person selected in a listbox).
ToolTips can be
configured to stay where they pop-up (classical tooltip behaviour) or to smoothly follow the mouse pointer. The latter possibilty allows a really dynamic
use of ToolTips, like showing real-time mouse coordinates, implement a magnifying glass to look at images or show any information you like next to the cursor
when moving the pointer over an image or diagram.
Layouts can be
saved and loaded either at design-time or at runtime. (XML-files)
components provide their service as extended properties to all controls on a form. (I.e., each control on the form gets a new property, where you
can assign the text or image to show in the tooltip for the specific control.)
properties of the component are overridable through this extended property. This allows making the same ToolTip look different for each control on the
form. E.g.: The tooltip-text for the Delete-Button is red and for the Save-Button green. Layout properties are overridable at design-time or dynamically at
Full Visual Studio integration of the ToolTipsFactory
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