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Thinking in Java
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Tool tips

The previous example added a “tool tip” to the button. Almost all of the classes that you’ll be using to create your user interfaces are derived from JComponent, which contains a method called setToolTipText(String). So, for virtually anything you place on your form, all you need to do is say (for an object jc of any JComponent-derived class):

jc.setToolTipText("My tip");

and when the mouse stays over that JComponent for a predetermined period of time, a tiny box containing your text will pop up next to the mouse.
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