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ToolTipController.CustomDraw Event

Enables a tooltip's window to be custom painted.

Namespace:DevExpress.Utils
Assembly:DevExpress.Utils.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Event Data

The event handler receives an argument of type ToolTipControllerCustomDrawEventArgs containing data related to this event.

The following ToolTipControllerCustomDrawEventArgs properties provide information specific to this event.
Property Description
Bounds Gets the bounding rectangle of the painted tooltip.
Cache Gets an object which specifies the storage for the most used pens, fonts and brushes
Handled Gets or sets whether an event was handled, if it was handled the default actions are not required.
ShowInfo Gets an object which provides the information required to paint a tooltip.

Expanded Remarks

The CustomDraw event is not raised if the tooltip is a super tip, rather than a regular hint.

Use the CustomDraw event to custom paint a tooltip's window. This event occurs each time a tooltip is activated. If you perform custom painting in this event, set the Handled parameter to true to indicate that the event is handled. Otherwise, the custom painting will be overridden by the default painting mechanism after the event handler has completed.

Use the ShowInfo parameter to determine the default appearance settings for the tooltip and the control (and its element) for which the current tooltip is displayed.

The size of a tooltip's window is determined automatically based upon the tooltip's contents. To set a custom size for the window, handle the CalcSize event.

If you just need to modify the appearance settings of tooltips dynamically, handle the BeforeShow event.

Expanded Example

In the following example the CustomDraw event of the DefaultTooltipController is handled to provide custom tooltip painting. The background of a tooltip is painted using a hatched brush, which is returned by the MyHatchBrush property.

The result of custom painting for a sample button is demonstrated below:

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