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ListViewItem.ToolTipText Property

Gets or sets the text shown when the mouse pointer rests on the ListViewItem.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public string ToolTipText { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_ToolTipText ()

/** @property */
public void set_ToolTipText (String value)

public function get ToolTipText () : String

public function set ToolTipText (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The text shown when the mouse pointer rests on the ListViewItem.

If both the ListViewItem and its containing ListView have ToolTips set, only the ToolTip for the ListViewItem will be shown.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ListView.ShowItemToolTips and ToolTipText properties. To run this example, paste the code into a Windows Form and call InitializeItemsWithToolTips from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.


// Declare the ListView.
private ListView ListViewWithToolTips;
private void InitializeItemsWithToolTips()
{

    // Construct and set the View property of the ListView.
    ListViewWithToolTips = new ListView();
    ListViewWithToolTips.Width = 200;
    ListViewWithToolTips.View = View.List;

    // Show item tooltips.
    ListViewWithToolTips.ShowItemToolTips = true;
    
    // Create items with a tooltip.
    ListViewItem item1WithToolTip = new ListViewItem("Item with a tooltip");
    item1WithToolTip.ToolTipText = "This is the item tooltip.";
    ListViewItem item2WithToolTip = new ListViewItem("Second item with a tooltip");
    item2WithToolTip.ToolTipText = "A different tooltip for this item.";

    // Create an item without a tooltip.
    ListViewItem itemWithoutToolTip = new ListViewItem("Item without tooltip.");

    // Add the items to the ListView.
    ListViewWithToolTips.Items.AddRange(new ListViewItem[]{item1WithToolTip, 
        item2WithToolTip, itemWithoutToolTip} );

    // Add the ListView to the form.
    this.Controls.Add(ListViewWithToolTips);
    this.Controls.Add(button1);
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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