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ToolTip.InitialDelay Property

Gets or sets the time that passes before the ToolTip appears.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property InitialDelay As Integer
[C#]
public int InitialDelay {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property int get_InitialDelay();
public: __property void set_InitialDelay(int);
[JScript]
public function get InitialDelay() : int;
public function set InitialDelay(int);

Property Value

The period of time (in milliseconds) that the mouse pointer must remain stationary within a control before the ToolTip window is displayed.

Remarks

This property enables you to shorten or lengthen the time that the ToolTip waits before displaying a ToolTip window. If the value of the InitialDelay property is set to a value that is too long in duration, the user of your application might not know that your application provides ToolTip help. You can use this property to ensure that the user has ToolTips displayed quickly by shortening the time specified.

If you want to have a consistent delay pattern for your ToolTip windows, you can set the AutomaticDelay property. The AutomaticDelay property sets the AutoPopDelay, ReshowDelay, and InitialDelay properties to initial values based on a single time value. Every time the AutomaticDelay property is set, the InitialDelay property is set to the same value as the AutomaticDelay property. Once the AutomaticDelay property is set, you can independently set the InitialDelay property, overriding the default value.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example creates an instance of the ToolTip class and associates it with the Form the instance is created within. The code then initializes the delay properties AutoPopDelay, InitialDelay, and ReshowDelay. In addition the instance of the ToolTip class sets the ShowAlways property to true to enable ToolTip text to be displayed regardless of whether the form is active. Finally, the example associates ToolTip text with two controls on a form, a Button and a CheckBox. This example assumes that the method defined in the example is located within a Form that contains a Button control named button1 and a CheckBox control named checkBox1 and that the method is called from the constructor of the Form.

[Visual Basic] 
' This example assumes that the Form_Load event handling method
' is connected to the Load event of the form.
Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
   ' Create the ToolTip and associate with the Form container.
   Dim toolTip1 As New ToolTip()
   
   ' Set up the delays for the ToolTip.
   toolTip1.AutoPopDelay = 5000
   toolTip1.InitialDelay = 1000
   toolTip1.ReshowDelay = 500
   ' Force the ToolTip text to be displayed whether or not the form is active.
   toolTip1.ShowAlways = True
   
   ' Set up the ToolTip text for the Button and Checkbox.
   toolTip1.SetToolTip(Me.button1, "My button1")
   toolTip1.SetToolTip(Me.checkBox1, "My checkBox1")
End Sub

[C#] 
// This example assumes that the Form_Load event handling method
// is connected to the Load event of the form.
private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
   // Create the ToolTip and associate with the Form container.
   ToolTip toolTip1 = new ToolTip();

   // Set up the delays for the ToolTip.
   toolTip1.AutoPopDelay = 5000;
   toolTip1.InitialDelay = 1000;
   toolTip1.ReshowDelay = 500;
   // Force the ToolTip text to be displayed whether or not the form is active.
   toolTip1.ShowAlways = true;
      
   // Set up the ToolTip text for the Button and Checkbox.
   toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.button1, "My button1");
   toolTip1.SetToolTip(this.checkBox1, "My checkBox1");
}

[C++] 
// This example assumes that the Form_Load event handling method
// is connected to the Load event of the form.
private:
void Form1_Load(Object* /*sender*/, System::EventArgs* /*e*/)
{
   // Create the ToolTip and associate with the Form container.
   ToolTip* toolTip1 = new ToolTip();

   // Set up the delays for the ToolTip.
   toolTip1->AutoPopDelay = 5000;
   toolTip1->InitialDelay = 1000;
   toolTip1->ReshowDelay = 500;
   // Force the ToolTip text to be displayed whether or not the form is active.
   toolTip1->ShowAlways = true;
      
   // Set up the ToolTip text for the Button and Checkbox.
   toolTip1->SetToolTip(this->button1, S"My button1");
   toolTip1->SetToolTip(this->checkBox1, S"My checkBox1");
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

ToolTip Class | ToolTip Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | AutomaticDelay | ReshowDelay | AutoPopDelay

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