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DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs.ToolTipText Property

Gets or sets the ToolTip text.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public string ToolTipText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The current ToolTip text.

This property initially contains the value of the DataGridViewCell.ToolTipText property if it has been set for a cell.

The following code example sets the ToolTipText property depending on which cell the cursor is over. In this example, the ToolTipText is filled with information from hidden columns in the DataGridView.

void dataGridView1_CellToolTipTextNeeded(object sender,
    DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs e)
{
    string newLine = Environment.NewLine;
    if (e.RowIndex > -1)
    {
        DataGridViewRow dataGridViewRow1 = dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex];

        // Add the employee's ID to the ToolTipText.
        e.ToolTipText = String.Format("EmployeeID {0}:{1}",
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["EmployeeID"].Value, newLine);

        // Add the employee's name to the ToolTipText.
        e.ToolTipText += String.Format("{0} {1} {2}{3}",
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["TitleOfCourtesy"].Value.ToString(),
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["FirstName"].Value.ToString(),
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["LastName"].Value.ToString(),
            newLine);

        // Add the employee's title to the ToolTipText.
        e.ToolTipText += String.Format("{0}{1}{2}",
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Title"].Value.ToString(),
            newLine, newLine);

        // Add the employee's contact information to the ToolTipText.
        e.ToolTipText += String.Format("{0}{1}{2}, ",
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Address"].Value.ToString(), newLine,
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["City"].Value.ToString());
        if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Region"].Value.ToString()))
        {
            e.ToolTipText += String.Format("{0}, ",
                dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Region"].Value.ToString());
        }
        e.ToolTipText += String.Format("{0}, {1}{2}{3} EXT:{4}{5}{6}",
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Country"].Value.ToString(),
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["PostalCode"].Value.ToString(),
            newLine, dataGridViewRow1.Cells["HomePhone"].Value.ToString(),
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Extension"].Value.ToString(),
            newLine, newLine);

        // Add employee information to the ToolTipText.
        DateTime HireDate =
            (DateTime)dataGridViewRow1.Cells["HireDate"].Value;
        e.ToolTipText +=
            String.Format("Employee since: {0}/{1}/{2}{3}Manager: {4}",
            HireDate.Month.ToString(), HireDate.Day.ToString(),
            HireDate.Year.ToString(), newLine,
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells["Manager"].Value.ToString());
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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