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Create Tooltip dynamically by AJAX and WebService

Use Pop up div by JavaScript or AJAX Control Toolkit’s Hover Menu control can create a Tooltip easily.

However, if we need to create the content of tooltip dynamically by the Server-Side code, we can use the ICallbackEventHandler to achieve the faing goal, just like the solution in following link:

https://lancezhang.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/create-tooltip-dynamically/

When you move the mouse on the text, the related image and text which will be created on the code-behind show up in the tooltip after 1 second. during the loading process, a “loading” gif picture will display in the tooltip box.

If we are using ASP.NET AJAX, the same effect can be achieve by AJAX Page Method easily, just like the solution in following link:

https://lancezhang.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/create-tooltip-dynamically-by-ajax-pagemethod/

And we can also use WebService and AJAX to achieve the same goal.

Ok, here we go:

Step 1:

First, let’s add the WebService reference to our page:

<asp:ScriptManager ID=“ScriptManager1” runat=“server”>
    <Services>
        <asp:ServiceReference Path=“~/tooltiptest3.asmx” />
    </Services>
</asp:ScriptManager>

Step 2:

Let’s create the WebService for create tooltip message:

<%@ WebService Language=“C#” Class=“tooltiptest3” %>

using System;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;

[WebService(Namespace = “http://tempuri.org/&#8221;)]
[WebServiceBinding(ConformsTo = WsiProfiles.BasicProfile1_1)]
// To allow this Web Service to be called from script, using ASP.NET AJAX, uncomment the following line.
[System.Web.Script.Services.ScriptService]
public class tooltiptest3  : System.Web.Services.WebService {

    [WebMethod]
    public string GetTooltip(string imagename)
    {
        System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000);
        return @”this is just a demo: <br><img src='” + imagename + “‘/>”;
    }
   
}

Step 3:

Complete the JavaScript code to invoke the page method:

<script type=“text/javascript”>
    var positionX;
    var positionY;

    function onSuccess(value) {
        document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).innerHTML = value;
    }

    function onFailed(ex, ctx, methodName) {
        alert(ex.get_exceptionType());
    }

    function HandleMouseOut() {
        document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.display = ‘none’;
        document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).innerHTML = “<img src=’loading.gif’/>”;
    }

    function HandleMouseOver(Label) {

        tooltiptest3.GetTooltip(Label.innerText, onSuccess, onFailed);

        positionX = event.clientX;
        positionY = event.clientY;
        document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.left = positionX;
        document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.top = positionY;
        document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.display = ‘block’;
    }
          
   
</script>

OK, the full page code is following:

<%@ Page Language=”C#” %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”&gt;

<script runat=“server”>

</script>

<html xmlns=http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml&#8221;>
<head id=“Head1” runat=“server”>

    <script type=“text/javascript”>
        var positionX;
        var positionY;

        function onSuccess(value) {
            document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).innerHTML = value;
        }

        function onFailed(ex, ctx, methodName) {
            alert(ex.get_exceptionType());
        }

        function HandleMouseOut() {
            document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.display = ‘none’;
            document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).innerHTML = “<img src=’loading.gif’/>”;
        }

        function HandleMouseOver(Label) {

            tooltiptest3.GetTooltip(Label.innerText, onSuccess, onFailed);

            positionX = event.clientX;
            positionY = event.clientY;
            document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.left = positionX;
            document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.top = positionY;
            document.getElementById(‘tooltipDiv’).style.display = ‘block’;
        }
              
       
    </script>

    <style type=“text/css”>
        .style1
        {
            border: 1px solid #96C2F1;
            background-color: #EFF7FF;
            position: absolute;
            display: none;
            filter: alpha(opacity=80);
            opacity: 0.80;
        }
    </style>
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body style=“font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px;”>
    <form id=“form1” runat=“server”>
    <asp:ScriptManager ID=“ScriptManager1” runat=“server”>
        <Services>
            <asp:ServiceReference Path=“~/tooltiptest3.asmx” />
        </Services>
    </asp:ScriptManager>
    <div id=“tooltipDiv” class=“style1”>
        <img src=“loading.gif” />
    </div>
    <div>
        <asp:Label ID=“Label1” runat=“server” Text=http://forums.asp.net/Themes/FAN/style/i/logo.png&#8221;
            onmouseout=“HandleMouseOut()” onmouseover=“HandleMouseOver(this)”></asp:Label>
        <br />
        <br />
        <br />
        <br />
        <asp:Label ID=“Label2” runat=“server” Text=http://forums.asp.net/Themes/fan/images/roleicons/a874d69e-0ac8-4b80-acc7-512767e281f6.gif&#8221;
            onmouseout=“HandleMouseOut()” onmouseover=“HandleMouseOver(this)”></asp:Label>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

January 12, 2009 - Posted by | ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET AJAX Advance Tips & Tricks, Code and Solution, Uncategorized | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I am amazed with it. It is a good thing for my research. Thanks

    Comment by Enlargement | January 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. I am unable to understand this post. But well some points are useful for me.

    Comment by FuennyGew | January 21, 2009 | Reply


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