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Robert
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Robert asked on 30 Oct 2008, 04:18 PM
Some of my tooltips have tool tips which make the original tooltip dissappear. How do I keep the original tooltip visible while the second tooltip is up?

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Svetlina Anati
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answered on 03 Nov 2008, 12:32 PM

Hello Robert,


Only a single tooltip might be visible at any given time. This behavior is by design and will not be changed as changing it would defy the purpose of the control.

The purpose of a tooltip is to provide additional information for a given element. It is not meant to be used as a popup control or as a draggable panel. For this purpose we provide RadWindow and RadDock controls. Both of these controls allow more than one visible element of the kind on the page.

Our suggestion is to consider using RadWindow and RadDock controls.

Sincerely yours,

Svetlina
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answered on 03 Feb 2009, 03:04 PM
I appreciate your response but it's been awhile and I still can't help thinking you are missing a really nice feature. 

Btw, you (Telerik) do exactly what I am asking for when the tooltip is set to manual close. The 'X' has a tooltip that says 'close'; so clearly it is possible. 

Looking through this forum there are lots of questions about having grids in a tooltip. If the grids are sortable then there is automatically a tooltip added to the control. This is in fact what prompted my question -- I had to write code to hide the built in tooltips.

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Tervel
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answered on 06 Feb 2009, 08:05 AM
Hello Robert,

We agree that if all side effects can be properly avoided, and if the existing behavior is not altered, the ability to show a tooltip from a tooltip would be a nice new feature. We have logged it as a request and will consider it when the plans for the next Q are discussed.

One thing I would like to correct, however, is the erroneous impression that the functionality somehow exists in the tooltip, but is not available to developers. The tooltip that you notice on the [x] button of the tooltip is not another instance of RadToolTip - it is in fact just a plain browser tooltip (of the kind that can only display text).

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Tervel
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