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ToolTipService.InitialShowDelay Attached Property

Gets or sets the length of time before a tooltip opens.

Namespace: System.Windows.Controls
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

See ToolTipService.GetInitialShowDelay, ToolTipService.SetInitialShowDelay
See ToolTipService.GetInitialShowDelay, ToolTipService.SetInitialShowDelay
See ToolTipService.GetInitialShowDelay, ToolTipService.SetInitialShowDelay
<object ToolTipService.InitialShowDelay="int" .../>

Property Value

An integer value that represents the display delay time in milliseconds. The default value is MouseHoverTime in milliseconds.

Identifier field

InitialShowDelayProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

The value of the InitialShowDelay property is less than zero (0).

Typically, when a user moves the mouse pointer over an object that has a tooltip, there is a delay before the tooltip is displayed. This delay is equal to the value of the InitialShowDelay property. However, after a tooltip is displayed there is a period of time during which another tooltip can be displayed without waiting for the InitialShowDelay time to pass. You specify this time period by using the BetweenShowDelay property. When the user moves the mouse within this time period from one element that has a visible tooltip to another element that has a tooltip, the value of the InitialShowDelay property for the second tooltip is not applied and the second tooltip appears immediately.

For information about how to get or set this property in code, see the GetInitialShowDelay and SetInitialShowDelay methods.

The following example shows how to set the ToolTipService timing properties. For the complete example, see the ToolTipService Sample.

    <Ellipse Height="25" Width="50" 
         Fill="Gray" 
         HorizontalAlignment="Left"
         ToolTipService.InitialShowDelay="1000"
         ToolTipService.ShowDuration="7000"
         ToolTipService.BetweenShowDelay="2000"
         ToolTipService.Placement="Right" 
         ToolTipService.PlacementRectangle="50,0,0,0"
         ToolTipService.HorizontalOffset="10" 
         ToolTipService.VerticalOffset="20"
         ToolTipService.HasDropShadow="false"
         ToolTipService.ShowOnDisabled="true" 
         ToolTipService.IsEnabled="true"
         ToolTipOpening="whenToolTipOpens"
         ToolTipClosing="whenToolTipCloses"
         >
  <Ellipse.ToolTip>
    <BulletDecorator>
      <BulletDecorator.Bullet>
        <Ellipse Height="10" Width="20" Fill="Blue"/>
      </BulletDecorator.Bullet>
      <TextBlock>Uses the ToolTipService class</TextBlock>
    </BulletDecorator>
  </Ellipse.ToolTip>
</Ellipse>


More Code

How to: Use the BetweenShowDelay Property

This example shows how to use the BetweenShowDelay time property so that tooltips appear quickly—with little or no delay—when a user moves the mouse pointer from one tooltip directly to another.

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.

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