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Bug 216245 - Improve support for tooltips not initiated by mouse
Summary: Improve support for tooltips not initiated by mouse
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Painting & Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 7.2
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Svata Dedic
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-01 11:08 UTC by Svata Dedic
Modified: 2012-09-12 02:10 UTC (History)
0 users

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Proposed changes (1.82 KB, patch)
2012-08-01 11:08 UTC, Svata Dedic
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Description Svata Dedic 2012-08-01 11:08:46 UTC
Created attachment 122627 [details]
Proposed changes

The ToolTipSupport.setToolTipVisible() is primarily made for clients, who want to display a tooltip relevant to the current mouse location. The call changes internal visibility state, then asks View Hierarchy to build the tooltip contents. Some of the views then calls one of the setTooltip() overloads to actually deliver the tooltip contents.

If the originating event is not a mouse gesture (c.f. brace matching, which can display tooltip when caret moves to closing brace position), the tooltip must be still set visible, but the request should not be routed through the existing APIs, which are tied on x,y coordinates as a context. 

So I propose a simple overload

setToolTipVisible(boolean visible, boolean updateFromView)

see the attachment.
Comment 1 Svata Dedic 2012-09-10 08:02:58 UTC
for motivation, see #215520
Comment 2 Svata Dedic 2012-09-11 16:43:54 UTC
Committed as
Comment 3 Quality Engineering 2012-09-12 02:10:38 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201209120001* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Svata Dedic <>
Log: #216245: added overload for showing tooltips not based on mouse gestures