how would i do something where someone holds the mouse over the button, picture or whatever, and a lil' thing pops up with a definition about that option, like many links in web sites, you know? like you put the mouse over the link and it shows where it links to?
Iczelion's tutorial #27 does what your asking. smurf
Also, look into the WM_MOUSEOVER message for more general effects besides tooltabs One complication is your window stops receiving that message when the mouse moves off your control (and the mouse-leave message isn't always there on all win platforms). What I've found I need do for some involved things is to capture the mouse to a window, and each WM_MOUSEMOVE compare where the mouse is. This way, I'm assured of knowing where the mouse is even if it leaves my window (and I can run the leave code).
ok, ill check that out...thanks