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Bug 239068 - Mouse over events on nodes or extended tooltip support on nodes
Summary: Mouse over events on nodes or extended tooltip support on nodes
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Nodes (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Jan Peska
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-03 09:34 UTC by thorsten_s
Modified: 2013-12-03 09:34 UTC (History)
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Description thorsten_s 2013-12-03 09:34:58 UTC
I would like to be able to receive mouse events from project nodes via a listener. I could then extend popular project types and provide advanced tool tips that might even be interactive.  Currently I see no way to do this. As I see it, the existing htmlDisplayName feature is too limited.

Use Case:

I would love to have NetBeans display a complex tooltip on a project node. The tooltip should be populated via a dedicated text file (for example Markdown) located within the project directory. The tooltip should even be able to display working links that can open files in the editor top component. 
If NetBeans decides to implement this tooltip feature at some point, wonderful. If not, then the ability to receive mouse events (hover and selection) at least provides me with the option to develop a plugin on my own.