Features and capabilities of the ToolTipsFactory components

All components have the following features in common:

Additional features of the ToolTipsFactoryAnimation component:
    • Smooth, flicker-free display of movies in ToolTips.
    • A movie-clip can be assigned to each control on a form through the extended property provided by the component.
    • A powerful Animation-Editor allows you to create and edit your own movies (see Image 1).
    • All kind of images can be imported as animation-frames.
    • Animated Gif-images can be imported and translated in to the ToolTipsFactory Animation-format.
    • Imported images are automatically scaled down to the desired size.
    • ToolTipsFactory-Animations do not have a static frame-rate. Individual display-time's can be specified for each animation frame. This allows to create really compact animations (e.g., instead of storing 30 times the same image to get one second of movie showing a static scene, you just define the frame to be shown for 1000 ms).
    • Display-Time of each individual frame can be defined with an accuracy of 10 ms.
    • A powerful timing-editor allows you to accelerate or slow down animations with a multitude of timing patterns (linear, exponential, logarithmical, free).
    • Individual frames or groups of frames can be edited with a powerful image-editor (contrast, brightness, fuzzy color replacement) right inside Visual Studio.
    • Import and export ToolTipFactory Animations as XML-files.
    • Full transparency support.
    • Automatically converts image-formats, depending whether transparency is needed or not. (I.e., if an a JPEG-image was imported for an animation frame (JPEG doesn't support transparency) and you define a color or a region in the image to be transparent, the image is internally translated into a format that supports transparency.)
    • Animations can also be dynamically created or modified at runtime by the host application.
Additional features of the ToolTipsFactorySingleLine component:
    • A symbol (any kind of image) can be displayed either on the left or the right side of the tooltip-text.
    • A ToolTipsFactory-animation (see above) can be played either on the left or the right side of the tooltip-text.
    • The animation can be edited as described in the additional features for ToolTipsFactoryAnimation.
    • Smooth, flicker-free display of movies in ToolTips.


Additional features of the ToolTipsFactoryImage component:
    • This ToolTip displays any kind of Image instead of text.