How to Add a ToolTip to the Telerik Ajax RadEditor

Ok this one was not immediately obvious to me so I’m posting the solution here. I’m using a Telerik Ajax RadEditor on my page as follows:

<telerik:RadEditor ID="rhfNotes" EditModes="Preview" runat="server" ToolsFile="ToolsFile.xml">

Now, after doing a bit of inspection, I discovered there was a property I could set on the RadEditor called ToolTip that seemed to just require a string value as follows:

<telerik:RadEditor ID="rhfNotes" EditModes="Preview" runat="server" ToolTip="Some message to the user" ToolsFile="ToolsFile.xml">

I assumed this would produce exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, after testing the above out, I got nothing, no tool tip. Doing a search on the forums turned up nothing useful, not even an explanation as to what the ToolTip property was really for. However, I did come across an entirely separate control in the Ajax suite of controls called RadToolTip.

That’s clever I thought, perhaps I’ll just give that a go. I was hoping there would be some sort of property I would set that would allow me to specify what control to tie this tool tip to. Guess what! There is! My final solution was as follows:

<telerik:RadToolTip ID="rttNotes" runat="server" TargetControlID="rhfNotes" Text="Some message to user"></telerik:RadToolTip>
<telerik:RadEditor ID="rhfNotes" EditModes="Preview" runat="server" ToolsFile="ToolsFile.xml">

There you have it. I haven’t played around with all the properties and options I have available to me with the RadToolTip, but I’m sure there are some useful ones in there!


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