485Re: [cc2-dev-l] custom entity type: "tooltip" hotspot
- Sep 10, 2002This would be a fantastic addition!
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From: "Christopher Golden" <golden@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [cc2-dev-l] custom entity type: "tooltip" hotspot
> Mike Riddle wrote:
> > I think it might be possible to do something to add tooltips to ACTION
> > and set them to not display (a current ability). This might be much
> > accomplish in the core, so I'll look into it and get back on this
> Thanks, I appreciate it! I can well imagine this feature being
> wildly used by those who view their CC2 maps onscreen rather
> than on paper. (And of course, if the tooltips were added to
> the core, we could write a text export command that would har-
> vest the text contained within the tooltips, so the new feature
> wouldn't be entirely useless for folks who print out their maps.)
> I envision the tooltip text entity as being created and edited
> by the user much as is a standard CC2 text entity, except without
> the font and other format options. (The font, foreground and
> background colors, etc. of the tooltip would come from the Windows
> And again, I think a key optimization would be to ensure that CC2
> doesn't have to redraw the entire map each time a tooltip dis-
> appears. I've noticed that some CC2 dialog boxes, when dismissed,
> don't cause a map redraw, whereas others do. It seems (though
> I've never researched it) that redraws are triggered only by the
> larger dialogs and secondary windows. My hope, then, is that as
> the tooltips would be comparatively small, they wouldn't require
> a redraw when they vanished.
> Christopher Golden
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