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ToolTipController.ToolTipAnchor Property

Gets or sets whether tooltips are anchored relative to the mouse pointer or relative to the owning control.

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

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: ToolTipAnchor
A ToolTipAnchor value that specifies whether tooltips are anchored relative to the mouse pointer or relative to the owning control. By Default, tooltips are anchored relative to the mouse pointer.
The default is ToolTipAnchor.Default.

Expanded Remarks

When displayed, tooltips are aligned according to the ToolTipLocation setting relative to the anchor point, which is the mouse cursor or the owning control. The ToolTipAnchor property specifies the default anchor point for all tooltips controlled by this ToolTipController. If this setting is set to Default, tooltips are anchored relative to the mouse pointer.

If the ToolTipAnchor property is set to Cursor, tooltips are anchored relative to the mouse pointer. In this mode, a tooltip might overlap the current editor (for instance, when a large tooltip is displayed close to a screen edge). In the figure below, the tooltip for the RatingControl is anchored at the bottom right relative to the mouse pointer.

If the ToolTipAnchor property is set to Object, tooltips are anchored relative to the owning control. In this mode, tooltips never overlap the current control, no matter how big they are. In the following figure, the tooltip is anchored at the bottom right relative to the control.

The ToolTipAnchor setting can be overridden for a particular control using its ToolTipAnchor property. You can also dynamically anchor tooltips, while handling the BeforeShow event, and specifying the ToolTipControllerShowEventArgs.ToolTipAnchor event argument.

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