[fxruby-users] FXTable tooltips

Lyle Johnson lyle.johnson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 10:50:47 EDT 2007

On Aug 27, 2007, at 11:00 AM, Thomas, Jason M ((Software)) wrote:

> My FXTable appears to support tooltips because when I mouse over a
> column or row header it pops up the same text in the header itself.  
> How
> do I set this text to my own custom value?

There's not a convenient way to do this in FXRuby 1.6, but I just  
tried this and it seems to work:

     # Override default tooltips for the column header
     table.columnHeader.connect(SEL_QUERY_TIP) do |sender, sel, ptr|
       x, y, btns = table.columnHeader.getCursorPosition()
       index = table.columnHeader.getItemAt(x)
       if index >= 0 && index < table.columnHeader.numItems
         sender.text = "tooltip text for item #{index}"

If you're doing it for the row header, be sure to call getItemAt(y)  
instead of getItemAt(x). Per Jeroen, this should be much more  
straightforward in FOX and FXRuby 1.8.

Hope this helps,


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