TToolTipManager provides an easy way to use Windows balloon tooltips instead of Delphi hints in your applications. TToolTipManager lets you customize tooltips for every single Delphi windowed control.

Each tooltip can have its own appearance options, including:

  • Background color
  • Text Color
  • Title (Short Hint)
  • Description (Long Hint)
  • Icon

Besides that, you can specify some global options for tooltips, including delay times and shape of tooltips.

Note 1: Shadow and icon of tooltips only appear if the application has an XP manifest.
Note 2: Custom icons are only available to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.
Note 3: Setting background and text color of tooltips has no effect on Windows Vista. Vista uses the theme colors anyway.


Tooltip Manager Component (8.1 KiB, Last updated on March 6, 2009)Source code of the TTooltipManager component, including the documentation.

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