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ToolStripItem.AutoToolTip Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to use the Text property or the ToolTipText property for the ToolStripItem ToolTip.

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

public bool AutoToolTip { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_AutoToolTip ()

/** @property */
public void set_AutoToolTip (boolean value)

public function get AutoToolTip () : boolean

public function set AutoToolTip (value : boolean)

Property Value

true to use the Text property for the ToolTip; otherwise, false. The default is true.

To use this property, you must also set ShowItemToolTips to true.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Image, ImageScaling, and ImageTransparentColor for a ToolStripItem. In addition, it demonstrates how to set and show a custom ToolTip for the item.

internal ToolStripButton imageButton;

private void InitializeImageButtonWithToolTip()

    // Construct the button and set the image-related properties.
    imageButton = new ToolStripButton();
    imageButton.Image = new Bitmap(typeof(Timer), "Timer.bmp");
    imageButton.ImageScaling = ToolStripItemImageScaling.SizeToFit;

    // Set the background color of the image to be transparent.
    imageButton.ImageTransparentColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 255, 0);

    // Show ToolTip text, set custom ToolTip text, and turn
    // off the automatic ToolTips.
    toolStrip1.ShowItemToolTips = true;
    imageButton.ToolTipText = "Click for the current time";
    imageButton.AutoToolTip = false;

    // Add the button to the ToolStrip.


Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0