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Bug 59336 - Allow custom components as tootips in editor
Summary: Allow custom components as tootips in editor
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Hints & Annotations (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@editor
Keywords: API
Depends on: 92815
Blocks: 59327
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Reported: 2005-05-27 15:23 UTC by Martin Entlicher
Modified: 2010-03-03 22:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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ToolTipAnnotation patch (2.35 KB, patch)
2010-02-23 06:58 UTC, Vitezslav Stejskal
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Description Martin Entlicher 2005-05-27 15:23:36 UTC
We have a requirement to display interactive tooltips in debugger, where the
value is expandable into inner object members.
That can not be accomplished with the current APIs, we need some way to provide
the interactive component through the Annotation.
Comment 1 Petr Nejedly 2005-05-27 15:36:54 UTC
The displaying of anotations is performed by the editor, reassigning to them for
initial evaluation. The contract of Annotation would have to be extended
compatibly and the editor would need to use that enhanced contract.

The other option would be for *editor* to provide extended Annotation contract
(an Annotation subclass), which will then be used by the modules wishing to
exploit it. This way the module would be guaranteed that the Annotation is
rendered correctly.
Comment 2 Martin Entlicher 2010-01-20 07:02:21 UTC
Please have a look at where the behavior desired by debugger is described.
Comment 3 Martin Entlicher 2010-02-18 05:35:59 UTC
We need this into 6.9...
Comment 4 Vitezslav Stejskal 2010-02-23 06:58:59 UTC
Created attachment 94419 [details]
ToolTipAnnotation patch

The requested API already exists even though its usage is far from straightforward. Please see the attached patch, which changes ToolTipAnnotation to show a custom JPanel rather than a plain text as an editor tooltip.
Comment 5 Vitezslav Stejskal 2010-02-23 07:00:45 UTC
If this is not enough please reopen and describe what else is needed. Thanks
Comment 6 Martin Entlicher 2010-02-23 07:12:22 UTC
Hmm, nice. It works. :-)
Thanks, I guess this is sufficient.
Comment 7 Martin Entlicher 2010-02-23 07:32:31 UTC
I've just found that it's not possible to move a mouse upon the tooltip component. As soon as I move the mouse, the component disappears. We need to be able to control the component UI by mouse and keyboard.
Comment 8 Vitezslav Stejskal 2010-03-02 07:15:36 UTC
It should now be possible to click inside tooltip components.
Comment 9 Quality Engineering 2010-03-02 22:08:52 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201003030200* on (upload may still be in progress)
Log: #59327 - Interactive tooltips implemented for ObjectVariables. They are disabled though until issue #59336 is resolved.
Comment 10 Quality Engineering 2010-03-03 22:15:26 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201003040200* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Vita Stejskal <>
Log: #59336: allowing tooltips to gain focus when clicked inside by mouse