DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs Class
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DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs Class

 

Provides data for the CellToolTipTextNeeded event.

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

System.Object
  System.EventArgs
    System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellEventArgs
      System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs

public class DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs : DataGridViewCellEventArgs

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyColumnIndex

Gets a value indicating the column index of the cell that the event occurs for.(Inherited from DataGridViewCellEventArgs.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRowIndex

Gets a value indicating the row index of the cell that the event occurs for.(Inherited from DataGridViewCellEventArgs.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyToolTipText

Gets or sets the ToolTip text.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The CellToolTipTextNeeded event occurs only when the DataGridView control DataSource property is set or its VirtualMode property is true.

When you handle the CellToolTipTextNeeded event, the ToolTip text you specify in the handler is shown whenever the mouse pointer is over a cell and the control ShowCellToolTips property value is true. The CellToolTipTextNeeded event is useful when you want to display ToolTips determined by the current state or value of a cell.

The CellToolTipTextNeeded event also occurs whenever the value of the DataGridViewCell.ToolTipText property is retrieved, either programmatically or when the mouse pointer enters a cell.

You can use the ColumnIndex and RowIndex properties to determine the state or value of a cell, and use this information to set the ToolTipText property. This property is initialized with the value of the cell ToolTipText property, which the event value overrides.

Handle the CellToolTipTextNeeded event when working with large amounts of data to avoid the performance penalties of setting the cell ToolTipText value for multiple cells. For more information, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

For more information about handling events, see NIB: Consuming Events.

The following code example fills the ToolTipText with information from hidden cells 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
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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