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DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs.ToolTipText Property

Gets or sets the ToolTip text.

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

'Declaration
Public Property ToolTipText As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The current ToolTip text.

This property initially contains the value of the DataGridViewCell.ToolTipText property if it has been set for a cell.

The following code example sets the ToolTipText property depending on which cell the cursor is over. In this example, the ToolTipText is filled with information from hidden columns in the DataGridView.

Public Sub dataGridView1_CellToolTipTextNeeded(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As DataGridViewCellToolTipTextNeededEventArgs) _
    Handles dataGridView1.CellToolTipTextNeeded

    Dim newLine As String = Environment.NewLine
    If e.RowIndex > -1 Then 
        Dim dataGridViewRow1 As DataGridViewRow = _
        dataGridView1.Rows(e.RowIndex)

        ' Add the employee's ID to the ToolTipText.
        e.ToolTipText = String.Format("EmployeeID {0}: {1}", _
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells("EmployeeID").Value.ToString(), _
            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 Not String.IsNullOrEmpty( _
            dataGridViewRow1.Cells("Region").Value.ToString())

            e.ToolTipText += String.Format("{0}, ", _
               dataGridViewRow1.Cells("Region").Value.ToString())
        End If
        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. 
        Dim HireDate As DateTime = _
            CType(dataGridViewRow1.Cells("HireDate").Value, DateTime)
        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())
    End If 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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