ValidationHintBaseDefaultProperties.ShowHint Property

Gets or sets whether or not this ValidationHint object should display a hint next to its target UI element.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils.VisualEffects

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v20.1.dll

Declaration

[DefaultValue(DefaultBoolean.Default)]
[DXCategory("Appearance")]
public DefaultBoolean ShowHint { get; set; }
<DefaultValue(DefaultBoolean.Default)>
<DXCategory("Appearance")>
Public Property ShowHint As DefaultBoolean

Property Value

Type Default Description
DefaultBoolean

Default

A DefaultBoolearn enumerator value that specifies whether or not this ValidationHint object should display a hint next to its target UI element.

Remarks

A hint displayed next to the target UI element of this ValidationHint object can display both string content and an image. Also, a ValidationHint object can draw a border around its target UI element. The figure below illustrates an example.

Adorner - Validation Hints Overview

To assign a content for your hint, utilize the ValidationHintBaseDefaultProperties.Text, ValidationHintBaseDefaultProperties.Icon and ValidationHintBaseDefaultProperties.IconType properties. The ValidationHintBaseDefaultProperties.HintLocation property allows you to set the hint position relative to a target UI element.

The ShowHint and ValidationHintBaseDefaultProperties.ShowBorder properties are accessed through the ValidationHint.Properties group, which provides three sets of properties, one for each available control navigation state - valid, invalid and indeterminate. Thus, you can customize the ValidationHint object's behavior for each validation state separately.

If the ShowHint property equals DefaultBoolean.Default, this ValidationHint will act based on the global behavior (the ValidationHintBaseProperties.ShowHint property). Otherwise, the ShowHint setting will be prioritized.

Refer to the Adorner UI Manager article for more details.

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