ToolTip.AutomaticDelay Property

Gets or sets the automatic delay for the ToolTip.

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

public int AutomaticDelay { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_AutomaticDelay ()

/** @property */
public void set_AutomaticDelay (int value)

public function get AutomaticDelay () : int

public function set AutomaticDelay (value : int)

Property Value

The automatic delay, in milliseconds. The default is 500.

The AutomaticDelay property enables you to set a single delay value, which is then used to set the values of the AutoPopDelay, InitialDelay, and ReshowDelay properties. Each time the AutomaticDelay property is set, the following values are set by default.


Default Value


10 times the AutomaticDelay property value.


Equal to the AutomaticDelay property value.


1/5 of the AutomaticDelay property value.

These properties can also be set independently once the AutomaticDelay property has been set. For more information, see the AutoPopDelay, InitialDelay, and ReshowDelay properties. This property is typically used to provide a consistent delay pattern for your ToolTip windows.

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, 1.1, 1.0