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IDE balloon usage tips

Discussion in 'Support' started by vefatica, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. vefatica

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    Normally if you leave the mouse pointer on a word for about a second the balloon usage tip appears. But if, say, the word "TIMER" appears on the first line and I move the mouse pointer up, through that word, into the tab/toolbar/menu area, with the mouse actually on "TIMER" for no more than 1/10 of a second, the tip appears anyway. It would appear that moving the mouse pointer off the edit area does not cancel the timing mechanism for the balloon tip.
     
  2. rconn

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    You'll have to bring that up with Microsoft; it's their code.
     
  3. vefatica

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    On Sun, 03 Oct 2010 22:31:29 -0400, rconn <> wrote:

    |---Quote (Originally by vefatica)---
    |Normally if you leave the mouse pointer on a word for about a second the balloon usage tip appears. But if, say, the word "TIMER" appears on the first line and I move the mouse pointer up, through that word, into the tab/toolbar/menu area, with the mouse actually on "TIMER" for no more than 1/10 of a second, the tip appears anyway. It would appear that moving the mouse pointer off the edit area does not cancel the timing mechanism for the balloon tip.
    |---End Quote---
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    |You'll have to bring that up with Microsoft; it's their code.

    I might do that. What collection of API functions is involved?
     
  4. vefatica

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    Can't you process WM_MOUSEMOVE (at the top edge of the editor's client window by cancelling any balloon timing in progress? ... or add a narrow margin at the top of the edit window so the MS routines will know that the mouse has moved off (above) the first line? To get to the tabs/toolbar/menus, you must move the mouse through the first line (or take a rather circuitous route outside IDE) ... if you just happen to pass through a keyword you get an unintended and annoying balloon.
     
  5. rconn

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    I could, if Microsoft would send me their source code so I could find &
    cancel their timer. There's no generic "cancel all balloon timers" API that
    I'm aware of.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     

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