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How to: Add Tooltips to Report Controls

Visual Studio 2005

When adding or editing a report control, you can assign text that will appear as a ToolTip as you hover the mouse pointer over the control. ToolTip text only appears in the Designer, and does not appear in the rendered output. ToolTip text is stored in the TAG2 field of the report structure table (.frx or .lbx).

To assign ToolTip text to a report control

  1. Open the report or label in the appropriate designer.

  2. In the designer, double-click the report control to which you want to add comments.

    The properties dialog box for the report control opens.

    NoteNote

    If the _REPORTBUILDER system variable is not set to the default Report Builder or is set to a third-party builder, the report control dialog box displays or a different dialog box might display. For more information, see _REPORTBUILDER System Variable.

    NoteNote

    The dialog box that appears when there is no report builder set does not include the ability to edit the ToolTip text for report controls.

  3. In the report control properties dialog box, click the Other tab if it is not selected.

  4. In the ToolTip area, click Edit ToolTip.

    The ToolTip dialog box for the report control opens.

  5. In the ToolTip dialog box, type the ToolTip text you want for the report control.

  6. When you are finished, click OK.

For more information, see Other Tab, Report Control Properties Dialog Box (Report Builder).

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