Overview

The SfToolTip appears automatically as a pop-up and shows the information of purpose of the control: when resetting the pointer on the control. The control includes the control adding feature that allows an end user to add the user control to the SfToolTip so, end user can customize any ToolTip item in the SfToolTip.

Key Features

Following are the key features of the SfToolTip:

  • Multiple items: Supports adding more tooltip items.
  • Adding controls: Supports loading a control in the tooltip item.
  • ToolTip content customization: Supports customizing the appearance of the tooltip item.

Choose between different tooltip controls

Syncfusion WinForms suite comes up with following different tooltips namely:

SfToolTip

SfToolTip is a component that provides options to display multiple lines, multiple items, and balloon styles. This also provides support to load images and host any custom UI control.

SuperToolTip

SuperToolTip component is used to display text and image with various customization options. This also allows you to customize the back color, fore color, separator, and html text.

SfToolTip vs SuperToolTip

Both SfToolTip and SuperToolTip controls are used for the same purposes. But, the SfToolTip control offers rich set of features over SuperToolTip. When multi items support and specific tooltip customization are needed, use SfToolTip. Comparatively, the style customization of the SfToolTip control is better than SuperToolTip.

You can see some of the specific API differences between SfToolTip and SuperToolTip as follows.

SfToolTip

SuperToolTip

Description

Text Text Sets the text to be displayed in the tooltip item.
Image Image Sets the image to be shown on the tooltip.
AutoPopDelay ToolTipDuration Specifies the duration of the tooltip to be visible.
ToolTipInfo.ToolTipStyle Style Specifies the style of the tooltip: Regular rectangle or balloon style.
ToolTipInfo.MaxWidth MaxWidth Specifies the maximum width of the tooltip.

The following list of features are in SfToolTip over SuperToolTip.

Feature

Description

Multiple items Adds multiple items as tooltip. To learn more about adding control as a pop-up information, refer to

here

.
custom user control Adds control as pop-up information. To learn more about custom user control, refer to

here

.
Custom drawing Draws the custom tooltip item appearance. To learn more about drawing custom tooltip, refer to

here

.
Appearance customization Individually customizes the appearance of tooltip item shown using SfToolTip, whereas all tooltip items shown using SuperToolTip can have the same appearance. To learn more about appearance customization, refer to

here

.