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Allow customers the ability to add tooltips on Windchill attribute labels.

Allow customers the ability to add tooltips on Windchill attribute labels.

Would it be possible to add back support for tooltips on Windchill attributes in the WC UI?

 

Article - CS54626 states:
•Starting with Windchill 9.x, tooltips are removed to reduce the UI clutter
•Currently, it is not possible to add the tooltips back with customization

 

This is very unfortunate, as there are legitimate uses for tooltips in the Windchill UI.

Our company desires to have some simple but general support in Windchil to display tooltips on attribute labels.
This can help customers:
* reduce the length of attribute names,
* (which helps) reduce screen width requirements,
* provide basic attribute-level inline-help,
* reduce confusion.


Creating custom data utilities that generate custom gui components is not a sufficient solution for 2 reasons:
* It would require many custom data utilities that overload many of the OOTB data utilities (which would cause extra confusion and maintenance issues),
* Data utilities can only provide tooltips on the edit or view values. We desire tooltips on the attribute labels that appear in the create/edit/view UIs.

 

As a former PTC WC developer, I've internally verified that it is very easy to add back simple tooltip support to the JCA/Common components framework with very little code changes. (The tooltip values can be driven by the attribute "description" property values, or a new "tooltip" property.)  I can provide these changes to PTC if desired.

 

Thank you!

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Please see also: https://community.ptc.com/t5/Windchill-Ideas/Make-Attribute-Description-available-in-the-Tool-Tip/id...


@tschwei wrote:

Would it be possible to add back support for tooltips on Windchill attributes in the WC UI?

 

Article - CS54626 states:
•Starting with Windchill 9.x, tooltips are removed to reduce the UI clutter
•Currently, it is not possible to add the tooltips back with customization

 

This is very unfortunate, as there are legitimate uses for tooltips in the Windchill UI.

Our company desires to have some simple but general support in Windchil to display tooltips on attribute labels.
This can help customers:
* reduce the length of attribute names,
* (which helps) reduce screen width requirements,
* provide basic attribute-level inline-help,
* reduce confusion.


Creating custom data utilities that generate custom gui components is not a sufficient solution for 2 reasons:
* It would require many custom data utilities that overload many of the OOTB data utilities (which would cause extra confusion and maintenance issues),
* Data utilities can only provide tooltips on the edit or view values. We desire tooltips on the attribute labels that appear in the create/edit/view UIs.

 

As a former PTC WC developer, I've internally verified that it is very easy to add back simple tooltip support to the JCA/Common components framework with very little code changes. (The tooltip values can be driven by the attribute "description" property values, or a new "tooltip" property.)  I can provide these changes to PTC if desired.

 

Thank you!