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    this.text="" onflyover

    I put a button on a form so a user can flail at it if need be. Just a red X on the button. I don't want to spend the space or attention for a text label. But it would be handy to have a hint appear onflyover. A5 Help implied this.text="Unmark records" might work, but the text is not appearing.

    While on the topic, can xbasic be made to say Unmark all marked records? I can make it say Unmark this one record or give a user the choice to Mark/Unmark/Delete - which is more than these users can tolerate.

    Re: this.text="" onflyover

    In the properties box in design mode under help you can set bubble help. Your second question yes xbasic & xdialog can do this.


      Re: this.text="" onflyover

      Muppet! Meant kindly as you know.
      See our Hybrid Option here;

      Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
      You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


        Re: this.text="" onflyover

        Here's part of the answer, but I still can't make the button say something useful on flyover.



          Re: this.text="" onflyover

          There are different ways to enter text on the Button Help, simple or in Edit mode which gives more flexibility.
          There is also a delay which is in milisecs and default is 0.
          Try changing the delay to 1.
          Next option, conditional object over the button with some show/hide on Focus for the button could work.

          Works for me.
          Just been testing this. An Icon on the button reacts more slowly when presenting Help Text
          Text only in the button displays help more quickly.
          On Flyover characteristic setup works OK so you can visually notify the user.
          Setting 1 milisec seems to speed everything up.
          BUT - the help text appears in different locations each time the button is flown.
          Last edited by Ted Giles; 02-02-2016, 05:06 AM. Reason: testing results
          See our Hybrid Option here;

          Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
          You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


            Re: this.text="" onflyover

            Button properties, Help entry, Bubble help, text, edit seems to do the job. I set the delay to 500 milliseconds so it won't show up during "normal" use.



              Re: this.text="" onflyover

              See our Hybrid Option here;

              Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
              You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.