This is not new to Xojo (so is why it’s in general), but it is the first time I’ve realized it. Listbox.CellHelpTag pops up immediately when the mouse goes over a cell. I think that is incorrect behavior and that there should be a delay… appearing immediately is annoying instead of helpful.
In addition it would be helpful if we could specify a delta to where it shows up so it does not cover needed info.
So bug report or feature request.
File as bug, explain, if the review team don’t agree, they will reclassify as feature and put it on the queue.
Apparently this this issue has been around a long time…
It was classified as a Framework Bug one year ago.
It’s now 2016 and this is still occurring. Additionally, if you hide the listbox and display other UI elements in its position, the CellHelpTag remains hovering over the location for a very long period - OS X and Linux in my case.
That case has a Status of “N/A”. As far as I understood from @Stephane Pinel this means an invalid status where it’s possible the case is flying under the radar of QA and may not be assigned to any Engineer at Xojo. See also Greg’s posting at https://forum.xojo.com/28407-feedback-case-status Recent changes led to quite a lot of cases getting in this invalid status situation. For tracking of those, I created a shared folder where I collect them (you can’t filter for that invalid status in other view) feedback://subscribe?folder_id=218
[quote=271365:@Tim Jones] if you hide the listbox and display other UI elements in its position, the CellHelpTag remains hovering over the location for a very long period - OS X and Linux in my case.
It could very well be a system issue. I see it in other apps as well. The help box remains even over other apps windows.
I accidentally deleted the shared folder but thankfully saved a local copy. Here is a new one with the same content as the previous: feedback://subscribe?folder_id=222
I guess this issue never got any “love”?
I’m using 2014r4.1 and the CellHelpTag appears instantly
What the Listbox REALLY needs is a ColumnHelpTag
anyone have a workaround to instill appropriate delays? the Instant display tends to obscure the underlying Listbox cell
You may be able to assign helptags on the fly in the MouseMove event.
Just use a CallLater with a delay.
[quote=324399:@Greg O’Lone]You may be able to assign helptags on the fly in the MouseMove event.
Just use a CallLater with a delay.[/quote]
cannot found any information regarding CallLater on the documentation
will have to try this… don’t know i can use xojo.core.timer with mouse move on listbox for helptag.