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The DevExpress ASP.NET Hint Control (ASPxHint) allows generating a hint message for a UI element on a web page. A hint displays within a box with an arrow targeting the specified UI element in response to user interaction.

Expanded Visual Elements

The following image illustrates ASPxHint's visual elements:

Expanded Server-Side Features

  • Customizable Content

    It is possible to specify a hint's content using the properties shown in the following table:

    Property Description
    ASPxHint.Title, ASPxHint.TitleAttribute Specifies a hint's title text.
    ASPxHint.Content, ASPxHint.ContentAttribute Specifies a hint's content text.
  • Customizable Trigger Action

    The ASPxHint.TriggerAction property allows you to specify which user action triggers a hint (click or mouse over).

  • Animation

    Property Description
    ASPxHint.Animation Specifies whether it should use animation effects when a hint appears.
    ASPxHint.AllowShift Specifies whether to shift a hint if its content and title are hidden outside of the client area.
    ASPxHint.AllowFlip Specifies whether to flip the hint to the opposite position relative to the target element.

  • Positioning

    It is possible to specify a hint's position using properties shown in the table below.

    Property Description
    ASPxHint.Position Specifies a hint position relatively to the target element.
    ASPxHint.X, ASPxHint.Y Specifies the X and Y positions of the hint on the form.
  • Customizable Size

  • The ASPxWebControl.Width and ASPxWebControl.Height properties allow you to specify a hint's size.

Expanded Client-Side Features

Expanded Getting Started

  • Step 1. Create a new website or open an existing one in Visual Studio. Locate the ASPxHint item in the Visual Studio toolbox and drop it onto the form.

  • Step 2. Add a button on a form with the specified style settings. Hovering on this button displays a hint.

  • Step 3. Set the hint's ASPxHint.TargetSelector and ASPxHint.Content properties to specify web page element(s) for which the hint displays and the hint's content, respectively.

  • Step 4. Run the website to see the result.

Expanded Demos

To see ASPxHint in action, review the following online demos:

Expanded See Also

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