Tooltip

In Graphical User Interface (GUI), tooltip is a message that is displayed when mouse hovers over an element. Diagram provides tooltip support while dragging, resizing, rotating a node, and when mouse hovers any Diagram element.

Default tooltip

By default, Diagram displays a tooltip to provide the size, position, and angle related information while dragging, resizing, and rotation. The following images illustrate how the Diagram displays the node information during interaction.

Drag Resize Rotate

Disable default tooltip

To disable the default tooltip, You need to set selectedItems.tooltip as null. The following code example illustrates how to disable default tooltip.

  • html
  • <div ng-controller="diagramCtrl">
        <ej-diagram id="diagram" e-height="500px" e-width="100%" e-selectedItems="selectedItems">
        </ej-diagram>
    </div>
  • javascript
  • syncApp.controller('diagramCtrl', function($scope) {
        //Disable tooltip during interaction
        $scope.selectedItems = {
            tooltip: null
        }
    });

    Common tooltip for all nodes and connectors

    Diagram provides support to show tooltip when mouse hovers over any node/connector.
    To show tooltip on mouse over, the tooltip property of Diagram model needs to be set with the tooltip templateId and alignment as shown in the following example.

  • html
  • <div ng-controller="diagramCtrl">
        <ej-diagram id="diagram" e-height="500px" e-width="100%" e-nodes="nodes" e-tooltip-templateid="tooltip.templateId" 
    	 e-tooltip-alignment-horizontal="tooltip.alignment.horizontal" e-tooltip-alignment-vertical="tooltip.alignment.vertical">
        </ej-diagram>
    </div>
    
    <!--Define tooltip template-->
    <script type="text/x-jsrender" id="mouseovertooltip">
        <div style="background-color: #F08080; color: white; white-space: nowrap; height: 20px">
            <span style="padding: 5px;"> ""</span>
        </div>
    </script>
  • javascript
  • var nodes = [{
        name: "elizabeth",
        width: 70,
        height: 40,
        offsetX: 100,
        offsetY: 100,
        fillColor: "darkCyan",
        labels: [{
            text: "Elizabeth",
            fontColor: "white",
            bold: "true"
        }],
        Designation: "Managing Director"
    }]
    
    syncApp.controller('diagramCtrl', function($scope) {
        //Defines mouse over tooltip
        $scope.nodes = nodes;
        $scope.tooltip = {
            templateId: "mouseovertoolTipId",
            alignment: {
                horizontal: "center",
                vertical: "bottom"
            },
        };
    });

    Disable tooltip at runtime

    Tooltips on mouse over can be disabled by assigning tooltip property as null. The following code example illustrates how to disable the mouse over tooltip at runtime.

  • javascript
  • syncApp.controller('diagramCtrl', function($scope) {
         //Defines mouse over tooltip
         $scope.tooltip = null;
     });

    Tooltip for a specific node/connector

    Tooltips can be customized for every node. Tooltip can be defined for individual node/connector by using the tooltip property of that node/connector. In addition to that, you have to remove the InheritTooltip option from the constraints of that node/connector. The following code example illustrates how to customize tooltips for individual elements.

  • javascript
  • var NodeConstraints = ej.datavisualization.Diagram.NodeConstraints;
    
    //Customizes tooltip for a node/connector
    var node = {
        //Remove InheritTooltip not to inherit the tooltip defined in model
        constraints: NodeConstraints.Default & ~NodeConstraints.InheritTooltip,
        //Defines mouse over tooltip for a node
        tooltip: {
            templateId: "nodetooltiptemplate"
        }
    };
    
    //Disables tooltip for any node/connector
    node = {
        //Removes InheritTooltip not to inherit the tooltip defined in model
        constraints: NodeConstraints.Default & ~NodeConstraints.InheritTooltip,
        //Disables tooltip for a node
        tooltip: null
    };

    Tooltip alignments

    Tooltip relative to object

    Diagram provides support to show tooltip around the node/connector that is hovered by mouse. You can align the tooltip as you wish by using the alignment and margin properties of tooltip. The relativeMode property of tooltip defines whether the tooltip has to be displayed around the object or at the mouse position. The following code example illustrates how to position the tooltip around object.

  • html
  • <!--Define tooltip template-->
    <script type="text/x-jsrender" id="mouseovertooltip">
        <div style="background-color: #F08080; color: white; padding: 5px;">
            <span> "" </span>
        </div>
    </script>
  • javascript
  • var NodeConstraints = ej.datavisualization.Diagram.NodeConstraints;
    
    var nodes = {
        name: "elizabeth",
        width: 70,
        height: 40,
        offsetX: 100,
        offsetY: 100,
        //Removes inherit tooltip from constraints
        constraints: NodeConstraints.Default & ~NodeConstraints.InheritTooltip,
        //Defines tooltip
        tooltip: {
            //Defines template id
            templateId: "mouseovertooltip",
            //Sets to show tooltip around the element
            relativeMode: ej.datavisualization.Diagram.RelativeMode.Object,
            //Sets the alignment properties
            alignment: {
                //Defines horizontal alignment around node
                horizontal: "center",
                //Defines vertical alignment around node
                vertical: "top"
            }
        },
        Designation: "Director",
        fillColor: "darkcyan",
        labels: [{
            text: "Elizabeth",
            fontColor: "white"
        }]
    };

    Tooltip relative to mouse position

    To display the tooltip at mouse position, you need to set “mouse” option to the relativeMode property of tooltip. The following code example illustrates how to show tooltip at mouse position.

  • javascript
  • var NodeConstraints = ej.datavisualization.Diagram.NodeConstraints;
    
    //Defines tooltip template as mentioned in the previous snippet
    var nodes = {
        name: "elizabeth",
        width: 70,
        height: 40,
        offsetX: 100,
        offsetY: 100,
        //Removes inherit tooltip from constraints
        constraints: NodeConstraints.Default & ~NodeConstraints.InheritTooltip,
        //Defines tooltip
        tooltip: {
            //Sets to show tooltip at mouse position
            relativeMode: ej.datavisualization.Diagram.RelativeMode.Mouse,
            //Defines template id
            templateId: "mouseovertooltip",
            //Sets margin - absolute distance between mouse position and tooltip
            margin: {
                top: 10,
                left: 10
            },
        },
        Designation: "Director",
        fillColor: "darkcyan",
        labels: [{
            text: "Elizabeth",
            fontColor: "white"
        }]
    };