Language: HTML | XAML

Adding tooltips (XAML)

Applies to Windows only

A tooltip is a short description that is linked to another control or object. Tooltips help users understand unknown or unfamiliar objects that aren't described directly in the UI. They display automatically when the user presses and holds, or hovers the mouse pointer over a control. The tooltip disappears when the user moves his or her finger or the mouse pointer. The contents of the tooltip can be text or an image but is not interactive.

Use a ToolTip to reveal more information about a control before asking the user to perform an action. Here's a tooltip for a button.

Tool tip control

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How to add a tooltip

This tutorial walks you through the steps to add a tooltip to a UI element in a Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic.

ToolTip styles and templates

This topic describes the styles and templates for the ToolTip control.

Guidelines and checklist for tooltips

Guidelines for adding tooltip controls to your Windows Store app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic.

 

Related topics

Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using C# or Visual Basic
Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using C++

 

 

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