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The Tooltip component provides an easy way to display tooltips in an app.


Tooltip includes the following topics:

Create a tooltip

First include the App SDK JavaScript:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/apps/[version]/sdk.js"></script>

Instantiate a new tooltip:

var tooltip = new rally.sdk.ui.basic.Tooltip(config);

The parameters for rally.sdk.ui.basic.Tooltip are as follows:

Parameter Description Example
config* A configuration object { message: "Tooltip!", position: "after" }
  * = required parameter

The tooltip configuration object supports the following properties:

Parameter Description
message* The tooltip message to display
position The location of the tooltip: "before", "after", "above", "below"
(default = "after")
  * = required parameter

Display a tooltip

Once created, use the display method display the tooltip when the target element is hovered over:


Parameter Description Example
domElement* The element which when hovered over will trigger the tooltip.
This may be either an element or an element ID.
  * = required parameter

Static methods

Static methods are also provided in order to show tooltips on demand.

Method Name Parameters Description Example
show element*, message*, position, timeout Display the specified message in a tooltip positioned as specified.
If timeout is specified the tooltip will be automatically hidden after that interval (ms)."testDiv", "Tooltip!", "after", 3000);
hide element* Hide the tooltip associated with the specified element. rally.sdk.ui.basic.Tooltip.hide("testDiv");
 * = Required parameter


Copy and paste the following into a CA Agile Central custom app page.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<!-- Copyright (c) 2010-2011 CA Agile Central Software Development Corp. All rights reserved -->
   <title>Tooltip Example</title>
   <meta name="Name" content="Component Example: Tooltip" />
   <meta name="Version" content="2010.4" />
   <meta name="Vendor" content="CA Agile Central Software" />
   <script type="text/javascript" src="/apps/1.26/sdk.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript">

     function onLoad() {
       //Create a hover tooltip
       var tooltip = new rally.sdk.ui.basic.Tooltip({
         message: "span1 hover!",
         position: "after"

    function showTooltip(element) {
       //Show a tooltip for 3 seconds, "Tooltip!", "after", 3000);


<span id="span1">Hover!</span>
<button type="button" onclick="showTooltip(this);">Show Tooltip</button>