Michael Lange <klappnase (at) freakmail (dot) de> The ToolTip class provides a flexible tooltip widget for Tkinter; it is based on IDLE’s ToolTip module which unfortunately seems to be broken (at least the version I saw). INITIALIZATION OPTIONS: anchor : where the text should be positioned inside the widget, must be on of “n”, “s”, “e”, “w”, “nw” and so on; default is “center” bd : borderwidth of the widget; default is 1 (NOTE: don’t use “borderwidth” here) bg : background color to use for the widget; default is “lightyellow” (NOTE: don’t use “background”) delay : time in ms that it takes for the widget to appear on the screen when the mouse pointer has entered the parent widget; default is 1500 fg : foreground (i.e. text) color to use; default is “black” (NOTE: don’t use “foreground”) follow_mouse : if set to 1 the tooltip will follow the mouse pointer instead of being displayed outside of the parent widget; this may be useful if you want to use tooltips for large widgets like listboxes or canvases; default is 0 font : font to use for the widget; default is system specific justify : how multiple lines of text will be aligned, must be “left”, “right” or “center”; default is “left” padx : extra space added to the left and right within the widget; default is 4 pady : extra space above and below the text; default is 2 relief : one of “flat”, “ridge”, “groove”, “raised”, “sunken” or “solid”; default is “solid” state : must be “normal” or “disabled”; if set to “disabled” the tooltip will not appear; default is “normal” text : the text that is displayed inside the widget textvariable : if set to an instance of Tkinter.StringVar() the variable’s value will be used as text for the widget width : width of the widget; the default is 0, which means that “wraplength” will be used to limit the widgets width wraplength : limits the number of characters in each line; default is 150

WIDGET METHODS: configure(**opts) : change one or more of the widget’s options as described above; the changes will take effect the next time the tooltip shows up; NOTE: follow_mouse cannot be changed after widget initialization

Other widget methods that might be useful if you want to subclass ToolTip: enter() : callback when the mouse pointer enters the parent widget leave() : called when the mouse pointer leaves the parent widget motion() : is called when the mouse pointer moves inside the parent widget if follow_mouse is set to 1 and the tooltip has shown up to continually update the coordinates of the tooltip window coords() : calculates the screen coordinates of the tooltip window create_contents() : creates the contents of the tooltip window (by default a Tkinter.Label)

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class arelle.CntlrWinTooltip.ToolTip(master, text='Your text here', delay=500, **opts)