3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2011 11:26 PM by drkstr_1

    Why cannot replace the borderColor of the Tooltip?????


      Hi all,


      When I mouse over the swfLoader1, sometimes it will display the tooltip with the default borderColor(red) of "errorTipRight" border style

      but I already change the borderColor to #FFFFFF (please refer to the sample code as below).


      I don't why sometimes it will show the borderColor with red (default)?????


      Anyone can help me to solve this problem? Thanks.


      Sample code:




               color: #1B75BB;

                fontFamily: "Century Gothic";

                fontSize: 10;

                borderColor: #FFFFFF;

                borderStyle: "errorTipRight";

                backgroundAlpha: 0.8;







           import mx.controls.ToolTip;

           import mx.managers.ToolTipManager;



           private var myTip:ToolTip = null;



           private function createTip(evt:MouseEvent):void


                myTip = ToolTipManager.createToolTip("Testing",evt.stageX,evt.stageY) as ToolTip;

                myTip.setStyle("styleName", "errorTip");




           private function destroyTip():void



                myTip = null;





      <mx:SWFLoader id="swfLoader1" x="110" y="9" width="25" height="32" mouseOver="createTip(event)" mouseOut="destroyTip()"/>






        • 1. Re: Why cannot replace the borderColor of the Tooltip?????
          Kanchan Ladwani Level 2

          Hello Jessie,


            Instead of calling setStyle() method,

          u can use following snippet-

                  @namespace mx "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx";
                  color: #1B75BB;    
                  fontFamily: "Century Gothic"; 
                  fontSize: 10;       
                  borderColor:  #FFFFFF;     
                  borderStyle: "errorTipRight";     
                  backgroundAlpha: 0.8;       


          U dont need to call setStyle method,this will apply styling for ur tooltips.


          Thanks and Regards,

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          Kanchan Ladwani | kladwani@infocepts.com | www.infocepts.com

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          • 2. Re: Why cannot replace the borderColor of the Tooltip?????
            Jessie_Meta Level 1

            Thanks Kanchan Ladwani for your help.


            I try the method as below, it is working for me.


            import mx.styles.StyleManager;




            StyleManager.getStyleDeclaration("ToolTip").setStyle("fontFamily","Century Gothic");



            • 3. Re: Why cannot replace the borderColor of the Tooltip?????
              drkstr_1 Level 4

              Not sure if this matters to you, but for anyone else that stumbles across this thread looking for a solution, that is a horribly innifient way to do it.


              Looking up a style decleration is a heavy operation, and there is no reason to do it for every style property you want to set. If for some reason you don't want to use CSS, I would suggest looking up the style decleration once and store the instance in a variable you can operate on. You may have to setStyleDecleration again when your finished, but I dont think so (not sure if it copies by value or by reference, but most likely reference).




              Strike that last statement. I just realized the fact that the above code even works indicates it copies by reference. No need to reset the style decleration once you've modofied it.