[Lazarus] how can I show a hint without a mouse move?

Giuliano Colla giuliano.colla at fastwebnet.it
Mon Mar 16 01:00:26 CET 2015

Il 15/03/2015 20:43, Graeme Geldenhuys ha scritto:
> On 2015-03-15 17:10, Giuliano Colla wrote:
>> I'd need to show a hint when some components are touched (=clicked).
> Why not incorporate a web design in your user interface. Many websites
> have a small "information" icon next to components. Click those and a
> hint window is show. Do the same with your app, and I would even
> implement a custom hint window to make it more attractive as it is a
> kiosk type app.

Thanks for the tip, but what I need is just a lightweight 
troubleshooting help, such as provided by a hint.
I'm dealing with the human interface of a family of automatic machines 
to make checkbooks.
When some problem happens, a synoptic of the machine is shown, 
displaying the current state of all the sensors of the section involved, 
with the one(s) causing the error highlighted.
Most of it is self-explanatory, and the operator doesn't usually need 
anything more, but to ease troubleshooting a supplementary information 
may be helpful, such as where the sensor is physically connected (e.g. 
"Box #2, Input 15"), or , depending on the display style selected, the 
more precise description of the sensor location and purpose("Blade motor 
encoder", "Binder temperature", "Feeder 2", etc.).


Giuliano Colla

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