The Tooltip widget provides a textual description of a widget in a small popup box. It appears when the user taps or long-presses the widget or hovers over it. It's typically used to provide an explanation about the function of a widget.

It is not frequently used on touch devices where tapping or long-pressing can initiate other actions. But they can be incredibly useful in the desktop environment where hover functionality is available.

Adding Tooltip widget

To add the Tooltip widget to your app:

  1. Identify the widget you want to provide a description for and right-click on it. Select Wrap Widget and then select Tooltip widget.

  2. Now select the Tooltip widget, move to the Properties Panel > Message > Text, and enter the message you want to display.


You can customize the appearance and behavior of this widget using the various properties available under the properties panel.

Change text styling

To change the text styling, use the Theme Text Style property.

Change trigger mode

On touch devices, the Tooltip opens on tap. To make it open on long press instead, use the Trigger Mode property.

Change tooltip alignment

By default, the Tooltip appears below the target widget. You can change this setting using the Preferred Direction property. This allows you to open the Tooltip Above, Left, and Right directions in addition to the Below.

Customize tail size

To change the tail's size, you can use the Tail Width and Tail Lenght properties.

Changing background color

You can change the Tooltip's background color using the Background Color property.

Set tooltip offset

By setting the tooltip offset, you can adjust the space between the tooltip and the target widget. To do so, move to the Properties Panel > set the Offset value.

Customize border radius

To change the rounded corner of the Tooltip widget, move to the Properties Panel > set the Border Radius property.

Elevate tooltip

To add a shadow or to create a sense of depth on this widget, you can use the Elevation property. It allows a widget to stand out, making it appear like it's floating above the surface of the UI, ultimately making the tooltip more noticeable.

Set internal padding

In case you want to add some space around the tooltip message, navigate to the Properties Panel > set the Padding property.

Change wait duration

The wait duration specifies the amount of time that the Tooltip widget waits before it displays. To change this setting, move to the Properties Panel > set the Wait Duration value.

Change show duration

The show duration specifies the duration for which the Tooltip widget continues to be displayed on the screen, even after the user has navigated away from it. As a best practice, it's often recommended to set this value to zero. This ensures that the tooltip disappears instantly once the user navigates away.

To change the default duration, move to the Properties Panel > set the Show Duration value.

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