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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
Tooltip can be described as a small label or text that appears next to a tool/control when the user pauses over it.
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Tooltip can be described as a small label or text that appears next to a tool/control when the user pauses over it. The tooltip is typically a one-or-two-word text which describe what the control/view is. Tooltips are handy when a you have multiple tabs in application and user scroll through these tabs using left and right arrow keys.
  
 
[[Image:Tooltip11.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Tooltip11.jpg]]
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* Should be really useful for novice users.
 
* Should be really useful for novice users.
  
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==Related link==
[http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/How_to_show_tooltips_in_Symbian_applications Click for a code snipplet on how to show tooltip]
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Click for a code snipplet on [[How to show tooltips in Symbian applications]]

Revision as of 08:20, 25 June 2009


Description

Tooltip can be described as a small label or text that appears next to a tool/control when the user pauses over it. The tooltip is typically a one-or-two-word text which describe what the control/view is. Tooltips are handy when a you have multiple tabs in application and user scroll through these tabs using left and right arrow keys.

Tooltip11.jpg


Some usability guidelines for tooltip

  • The tooltip text should be kept small limiting to one or two words only.
  • Should not use symbols and punctuation in the tooltip text.
  • Tooltip should be visible for 3-5 secs when the user hovers over a button/tool and should be turned off after that.
  • Should be really useful for novice users.

Related link

Click for a code snipplet on How to show tooltips in Symbian applications

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