Namespaces

Variants
Actions

Please note that as of October 24, 2014, the Nokia Developer Wiki will no longer be accepting user contributions, including new entries, edits and comments, as we begin transitioning to our new home, in the Windows Phone Development Wiki. We plan to move over the majority of the existing entries over the next few weeks. Thanks for all your past and future contributions.

(Difference between revisions)

Tooltip usability

From Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
hamishwillee (Talk | contribs)
m (Hamishwillee - - Link: - delete link to deleted article)
hamishwillee (Talk | contribs)
m (Hamishwillee - Bot update - Fix ArticleMetaData)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
{{ArticleMetaData <!-- v1.2 -->
 +
|sourcecode= <!-- Link to example source code e.g. [[Media:The Code Example ZIP.zip]] -->
 +
|installfile= <!-- Link to installation file (e.g. [[Media:The Installation File.sis]]) -->
 +
|devices= <!-- Devices tested against - e.g. ''devices=Nokia 6131 NFC, Nokia C7-00'') -->
 +
|sdk= <!-- SDK(s) built and tested against (e.g. [http://linktosdkdownload/ Qt SDK 1.1.4]) -->
 +
|platform= <!-- Compatible platforms - e.g. Symbian^1 and later, Qt 4.6 and later -->
 +
|devicecompatability= <!-- Compatible devices e.g.: All* (must have internal GPS) -->
 +
|dependencies= <!-- Any other/external dependencies e.g.: Google Maps Api v1.0 -->
 +
|signing= <!-- Signing requirements - empty or one of: Self-Signed, DevCert, Manufacturer -->
 +
|capabilities= <!-- Capabilities required by the article/code example (e.g. Location, NetworkServices. -->
 +
|keywords= <!-- APIs, classes and methods (e.g. QSystemScreenSaver, QList, CBase -->
 +
|language= <!-- Language category code for non-English topics - e.g. Lang-Chinese -->
 +
|translated-by= <!-- [[User:XXXX]] -->
 +
|translated-from-title= <!-- Title only -->
 +
|translated-from-id= <!-- Id of translated revision -->
 +
|review-by= <!-- After re-review: [[User:username]] -->
 +
|review-timestamp= <!-- After re-review: YYYYMMDD -->
 +
|update-by= <!-- After significant update: [[User:username]]-->
 +
|update-timestamp= <!-- After significant update: YYYYMMDD -->
 +
|creationdate= 20090624
 +
|author= [[User:Rahulsingh1m]]
 +
}}
 
[[Category:Usability]]
 
[[Category:Usability]]
  
Line 6: Line 28:
 
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.
 
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]]
+
[[File:Tooltip11.jpg]]
  
  
Line 20: Line 42:
 
* Click for a code snipplet on [[How to show tooltips in Symbian applications]]
 
* Click for a code snipplet on [[How to show tooltips in Symbian applications]]
  
* How to [[Show tool tips in Qt]]?
+
* How to [[Archived:Show tool tips in QWidget app]]?

Latest revision as of 11:35, 31 July 2012

Article Metadata
Article
Created: User:Rahulsingh1m (24 Jun 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 Jul 2012)


[edit] 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


[edit] 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.

[edit] Related link

This page was last modified on 31 July 2012, at 11:35.
100 page views in the last 30 days.

Was this page helpful?

Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.

 

Thank you!

We appreciate your feedback.

×