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29 décembre 2006 5 29 /12 /décembre /2006 10:33

Here is a very simple PJC code that allow to have multi-line tooltips within Forms:

Multi-line Tooltips

Here is the Java code:

package oracle.forms.fd;

import java.util.StringTokenizer;
import oracle.forms.handler.IHandler;
import oracle.forms.properties.ID;
import oracle.forms.ui.VTextField;

  public class JTextFieldTooltip extends VTextField
    private   IHandler  m_handler; 
    private String sTooltip = "" ;
    private String sSep = "|" ;
    public JTextFieldTooltip ()

    public boolean setProperty(ID property, Object value)
         String s = value.toString() ;
         oracle.forms.ui.FormsToolTip tp = (oracle.forms.ui.FormsToolTip)value ;
         String stool = tp.getToolTipProperty(ID.INDEX_POPUPHELP_STRING).toString() ;
         if(stool != null && ! stool.equals(""))
           String sTooltip = "" ;
           StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer(stool,sSep);
           if(! st.hasMoreTokens())  sTooltip = stool;
               sTooltip += st.nextToken() + "n" ;
         else return true ;
       return super.setProperty(property, value);


You can get the .jar file here

All you have to do is to set the text items implementation class to : oracle.forms.fd.JTextFieldTooltip
then insert | (alt-124) character in the tooltip text Forms property of the item to enforce the carriage return.

The same concept can be applied to other item types.

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Chandan Rattan 25/03/2013 15:19

Hi. I have done the setup as mentioned by you.But still its running in single line only.Even though i ahve tip text using |.What could be the reason ?

Francois Degrelle 25/03/2013 20:10

Did you set the separator character as shonw in the code snippet?


brian 29/12/2006 16:42

Francois - Kevin's suggestion worked for me. I should have thought of this earlier.Forms 10gR2 ( appears Oracle just never gave us that multiline editor for some reason. In the Initial Value property for the item - I opened the editor.I entered 3 lines:Line1Line2Line3 and saved that. It showed up in the Initial Value property at "Line1 [box] Line2 [box] Line3 [box]"Where [box] is the BOX.I cut and pasted this line into the TOOLTIP property.It displays on the screen as:Line1Line2Line3

Francois Degrelle 29/12/2006 16:54

Thanks Brian.This does not work under 9.0.2. Anyway, this bean is a good solution if you generate your forms from Designer ;o)Francois