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Qt Quick should be used for all UI development on mobile devices. The approach described in this article (based on QWidget) is deprecated.

This code snippet shows how to add tool tips to a QWidget. The QToolTip class provides tool tips (balloon help) for any widget. The tip is a short piece of text reminding the user of the widget's function. It is drawn immediately below the given position in a distinctive black-on-yellow color combination. The class QToolTip has static method showText(), which shows tool tips at given position.

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Code Example
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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N79
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP1, FP2
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: QToolTip::showText()
Created: savaj (15 Jun 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (11 Oct 2012)


Headers required

#include <QToolTip>


int main(int argc, char *argv[])
QApplication a(argc, argv);
ToolTip w;;
//Set string that you want to show in tooltip.
QString string("kamlesh sangani");
//Set position of tooltip
QPoint pos(100,160);
//Call method showText() of QToolTip to show tooltip.
return a.exec();


The code snippet is expected to show tool tips at given position.


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Code Example

  • The Code Example will show tool tips at given postion and is tested on Nokia N79.
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