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XPages Extension Library - Feature Request: Surface field hints/Help description using dojo.Tooltip automatically

Created on Sep 23, 2010
Created by patrick picard
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 Hi
 
A while back, I submitted an ideajam entry requesting the ability to surface field hints/help descriptions from a field in a regular notes form. The details of the request is at
http://ideajam.net/IdeaJam/P/ij.nsf/0/7E146908362FE350862576D500522C65
 
 
Copy/Paste from ideajam:
In normal notes development, it is easy to provide help details to the user through field hints and Help description's.
 
In the Redwiki tutorial found at http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf/dx/Building_an_XPage_web_application_from_scratch
 
The author shows a way to create "artificial fields" including help details. Then he uses those fields and surfaces them using dojo.Tooltip. (see screenshot) . This technique shows the power of dojo.Tooltip. However, it also shows that help is missing from Xpages controls. The ability to reuse current help descriptions and field hints would be a great timesaver for the developer and improve user productivity
 
Muhammad's approach is a workaround to provide missing functionality in xpages and it introduces the problem of having too many fields on a form. Imagine a form with 200 fields and then you need to add 200 more fields to create help information.....not ideal




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You can use the rich text editor for rich text formating. You can also enter HTML to embed objects, e.g. to embed a YouTube video or a screenshot of the project. In this case use '[' and ']' to mark the passthrough HTML as such.

Please note that the first time you use the new UI your description is converted from rich text to MIME. You might want to copy and paste the raw plain text from the old UI in the new UI so that you don't loose information.