i am currently using the following code so that when the cursor is over an object, it displays a description.

Private Sub txtSearchbox_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    frmeObjectDescription.Visible = True
    lblSearchCriteria.Visible = True
End Sub

however, i dont know how to make it so that if the mouse exits the vicinity of the object, then it invokes another description. ie, when it goes from txtsearchbox to the main body of the form.

I dunno why you can't set the tooltiptext property, but what you do is set the value BACK or to whatever it was previously, in the mouse_move event of the form. For example, I built a program that has "hyperlinks" on a tab control. All it is, is a blue label with the mouse move, mouse down, mouse up and click events set to different things. In the form's mouse_move, I just have it set all the labels back to their original color and what not.... you can do the same for your super-tooltip.

i could use tool tips. but i dont like it for big sections of text. the way im doing it, will display what the object is and what they can do with it. i tested with the tool tips, and i found that it was easier to read. besides, tool tips seem to disappear after a few moments anyway.

so is it form_mousemove?

i tried using the form name. maybe thats why id didnt work. i previously had it on another form. but didnt need to mouse over the form area, because all the buttons were nested in a frame.


edit: tried it on form_mouseMove. it works perfectly. thanks.

Yes, Form_MouseMove, when I double click the form, I change the combobox on the top left to mouse_move, the declaration is:

Private Sub Form_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)

End Sub

and here is where I went:

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and then whats next to do?
I want to know how to use mouse to move a picture in the form
is there any example can you give to help this problem?

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