Visualforce Help Text and a Popup Tool Tip

21 Oct

Visualforce Field Help Text

The help icon can be added to a Visualforce field within an apex:pageBlockSectionItem. Access the help text using the $ObjectType api. Put it in the helptext attribute of the apex:pageBlockSectionItem.

Easy Hover Tooltip

The following may help if you are not using the apex:pageBlockSectionItem. I’ve used this technique in the past to put help text on an image in a apex:pageBlockTable and on plain text in a page.

Example:

Hover Over Me
your message here


Thanks to www.kollermedia.at/archive/2008/03/24/easy-css-tooltip/ for providing an easy way to add tooltip help. He does it by putting the style on the link tag instead of the div.

March 16, 2014: Here is another tutorial that explains how to do a popup tool tip. Tutsplus – Tooltip

One Reply to “Visualforce Help Text and a Popup Tool Tip”

  1. Dave — so helpful ; I’ve been consulting VF Developer Docs for years and never noticed the helpText attribute of pageBlockSectionItem.. Thanks for this blog.

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