[openbeos] Re: Tool tips (was Re: Quick questions on Filetypes and Tracker)

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:18:10 +0200 CEST

> In my prototype tooltips could be not only a string, but a whole 
> BView.
> I've put them at application level, but nothing prevents to move them 
> to 
> system level. Since I expected Haiku to have similar functionality, 
> my 
> idea was to put a conditional define so that if libwalter is compiled 
> for R5 it includes them, and if it is compiled for Haiku it will 
> point 
> to the system's ones.

We could think of a global setting to either:
- disable them completely
- enable them
- force them to be displayed (for string-only ones) in the app's status 
bar if any (would be registered with a BWindow:: call (beware, 
BStatusBar is a progressbar, not what we want)).

And make it clear in the docs that they might not be displayed and 
should not be used for data display.


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