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ASPxHint Class

A hint control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public class ASPxHint :


The ASPxHint control allows you to display a hint message for a UI element on a web page. A hint is displayed within a box with an arrow targeting the specified UI element in response to user interaction.


Create a Hint Control

Design Time

The ASPxHint control is available on the DX.23.1: Navigation & Layout toolbox tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

Hint in Toolbox

Drag the control onto a form and customize the control’s settings, or paste the control markup in the page’s source code.

<dx:ASPxHint ID="ASPxHint1" runat="server" TargetSelector=".left" Position="left" Content="Sample Text" />

Run Time

<div class="country" style="width: 50px">
    <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Button" />
using DevExpress.Web;

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    ASPxHint hint = new ASPxHint();
    hint.ID = "ASPxHint1";
    hint.TargetSelector = ".country";
    hint.Position = HintPosition.Top;
    hint.Content = "Sample Text";


DevExpress controls require that you register special modules, handlers, and options in the Web.config file. You can change this file or switch to the Design tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE to automatically update the Web.config file. Note that this information is automatically registered if you use the DevExpress Template Gallery to create a project.

Client-Side API

The ASPxHint‘s client-side API is implemented with JavaScript language and exposed by the ASPxClientHint object.


Available by default.

Client object type


Access name




<dx:ASPxHint ID="ASPxHint1" runat="server"></dx:ASPxHint>
ASPxClientHint.Register('[data-visibleindex]', {
    onShowing: function(s, e) {
        var index = getElementAttr(e.targetElement);
        var key = Grid.GetRowKey(index);
        Grid.GetRowValues(index, 'Notes', function(content) {
            e.contentElement.innerHTML = '<div class="hintContent">' +
              '<img src="LoadContentOnDemand.aspx?photo=' + key + '" />' +
              '<div>' + content + '</div>' + '</div>';
        return 'loading...';
        position: 'left',
        triggerAction: 'click',
        className: 'paddings'
    function getElementAttr(element) {
        return element.dataset ? element.dataset['visibleindex'] : element.getAttribute('data-visibleindex');

Customizable Content

You can specify custom content for a hint either on the server or client side programmatically.

<dx:ASPxHint ID="ASPxHint1" Selector=".myImage" Title="My Title"  Content="My Content" runat="server"></dx:ASPxHint>

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Hint Position

The hint can be displayed on any side (left, right, top, bottom) of the target element.

<dx:ASPxHint ID="ASPxHint1" runat="server" TargetSelector=".left" Position="left" Content="Sample Text" />

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Trigger Action

The hint allows you to specify which action triggers a hint (hover, click, focus, programmatic).

<dx:ASPxHint ID="ASPxHint1" TargetSelector=".myImage" TriggerAction="HoverAndFocus" runat="server"></dx:ASPxHint>        
<dx:ASPxImage ID="ASPxImage1" ImageUrl="~/Content/myImage.png" CssClass="myImage" runat="server"></dx:ASPxImage>

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Concept and Get Started

Hint Control - Overview

Online Demos

See Also