displays label as a tooltip while the mouse pointer is in the area where expr is displayed.

Details and Options

  • Tooltip can be used with graphics or any other expression.
  • Tooltip[expr] is equivalent to Tooltip[expr,expr].
  • Tooltip objects can appear within graphics.
  • The following options can be given:
  • BackgroundNonebackground color for the tooltip
    BaseStyle{}base style specifications for expr
    TooltipStyle{}style specifications for the tooltip long to delay before displaying the tooltip
  • With the default setting TooltipDelay->0, the tooltip is displayed immediately.
  • TooltipDelay->Automatic uses the standard delay set on your computer system.
  • TooltipDelay->t creates a delay of t seconds before the tooltip is displayed.
  • Tooltip can be used to specify tooltips for curves and points in functions like Plot and ListPlot.
  • The settings for BaseStyle and TooltipStyle are appended to the default styles typically given by the "Tooltip" and "TooltipLabel" styles in the current stylesheet.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Use a string as a tooltip for an expression:

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Label every curve with a tooltip:

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Specify the tooltip explicitly:

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Scope  (5)

Options  (2)

Applications  (4)

Properties & Relations  (1)

Introduced in 2007
Updated in 2008