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Best tooltip library?

Henry Wong
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Newbie at Javascript -- so please be nice...


I am looking to add tooltips to an application, and is wondering.... is it easy to implement them with javascript? Or should I use a library?

I am also using JQuery. So, does that change anything? Meaning does JQuery have tool tips? via a plugin? Is it any good?


Any suggestions would be helpful here.

Thanks,
Henry


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Henry Wong
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So... is the jQuery tooltip library the best tooltip library? Or since I am using jQuery anyway, I should just stay with jQuery?

Henry
Ulf Dittmer
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I like DomTT (and haven't had a reason to look elsewhere, so I can't compare it to anything else).


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Henry Wong
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Thanks everyone....

Ulf, I see the point. A tooltip library is not something elaborate enough that an evaluation for the "best" is needed. There is a limited set of features. Either you like it, or you don't.

Bear, I downloaded and trying out the JQuery tooltip library. Integration with JQuery should be a great selling point. So, I'll try it first.

Thanks again,
Henry

Henry Wong
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Bear, I downloaded and trying out the JQuery tooltip library. Integration with JQuery should be a great selling point. So, I'll try it first...


There are actually quite a few jQuery tooltip plugins, so, I really meant I downloaded the first one mentioned by google.

It didn't work very well. I do a lot of DOM manipulation (loading of data). It worked the first time, but when I reload data, and redo the DOM, it doesn't work when I tried to reset the tooltip.... Oh well.


The second jquery tooltip library (qtip) worked fine. Don't seem to be having any problems so far...

Henry
 
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