WebControl.ToolTip Property

Gets or sets the text displayed when the mouse pointer hovers over the Web server control.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

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/** @property */
public String get_ToolTip ()

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

public function get ToolTip () : String

public function set ToolTip (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The text displayed when the mouse pointer hovers over the Web server control. The default is String.Empty.

Use the ToolTip property to specify the custom text that is displayed when the mouse pointer hovers over the Web server control.


This property is rendered for all browsers. However, only Microsoft Internet Explorer will display this property as a ToolTip. All other browsers will ignore this property.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following example illustrates how to set the ToolTip property on the Button control, which is inherited from the WebControl base class.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="JScript" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Drawing" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 

<script runat="server">
    function SubmitBtn_Click(sender : Object, e : EventArgs)
        var btn : Button;
        btn = sender;
        if (btn.CommandArgument == "1")
            Label1.Text = "Share your happiness!";
            Label1.Text = "Be happy!";

        Label1.BorderColor = System.Drawing.Color.BurlyWood;
        Label1.BorderWidth = 4;
 <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
 <head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>WebControl.ToolTip Example</title>
 <form id="Form1" runat="server">
    <h3>ToolTip Property of a Web Control</h3>
    <p>Don't know which button to click?<br />
        Move the mouse pointer over the buttons to find out!

    <p><asp:Button id="SubmitBtn1" OnClick="SubmitBtn_Click" 
            Text="Click Me" CommandArgument="1"
            ToolTip="Click me if you are happy" runat="server"/>

    <p><asp:Button id="SubmitBtn2" OnClick="SubmitBtn_Click" 
            Text="Click Me" CommandArgument="2"
            ToolTip="Click me if you are sad." runat="server"/>

    <asp:Label id="Label1" Font-size="24pt" Font-Bold="True" 
        BackColor="Yellow" runat="server"/>


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, 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, 1.1, 1.0