How do I prevent dynamic tooltip to show when there is no text?

asked 2013-02-25 15:57:09 +0800

digulla gravatar image digulla
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I'm using this pattern to implement complex dynamic tooltips.

My problem is that my "tooltip calculation code" can return "no tooltip". How do I prevent the popup from showing in this case?

I tried to call popup.close() in the ON_OPEN event listener but that causes the popup to flicker.

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answered 2013-02-26 07:35:17 +0800

terrytornado gravatar image terrytornado flag of Germany
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Read the last part of RobertPic's writing how he does handle the popup. Seems meantime he create a MyPopup class that extends from GenericForwardComposer. In this case you can check if data exists in the doAfterCompose() method. If there is no data to shown you can call a myPopup.detach(). So it sould not flicker.

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if detach the popup, then it will not able be use later.

dennis ( 2013-02-26 08:30:54 +0800 )edit

The tooltip is calculated when the mouse hovers over a UI element, not in doAfterCompose(), so detaching isn't an option for me.

digulla ( 2013-03-05 16:51:27 +0800 )edit

answered 2013-02-26 08:50:57 +0800

dennis gravatar image dennis
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why can't you just decide to show or not before calling show()? if you can't, you can post a event after call popup.open(). and the listener (I guess it is the popup itself) can listen to the event to call close.

        void show(Component comp,String text){

            Events.postEvent(help,new Event("onShowCheck"));

        void onShowCheck(){
        <button label="show1" onClick='show(self,"Show me")'/>
        <button label="show2" onClick='show(self,null)'/>
    <popup id="help" onShowCheck="onShowCheck()">
        <html id="helptext"/>
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I'm not calling popup.open(); that happens somewhere in ZK. I can't use a ON_MOUSE_OVER listener unless you can show me a way to implement the tooltip delay with this.

digulla ( 2013-03-05 16:53:47 +0800 )edit

Second question: What is onShowCheck? Google turns up exactly one search result and that's this page :-/

digulla ( 2013-03-05 16:54:35 +0800 )edit
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