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Tooltip JSP Tag Overview

The Tooltip JSP tag is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI Tooltip widget.

Getting Started


Below are listed the steps for you to follow when configuring the Kendo UI Tooltip.

Step 1 Make sure you followed all the steps from the introductory article on Telerik UI for JSP.

Step 2 Create a new action method which renders the view.

    @RequestMapping(value = {"index"}, method = RequestMethod.GET)
    public String index() {

        return "web/window/index";

Step 3 Add the Kendo UI taglib mapping to the page.

    <%@taglib prefix="kendo" uri="http://www.kendoui.com/jsp/tags"%>

Step 4 Add a tooltip tag. Use the element with container id as container and show a tooltip for the anchor elements within it.

 <kendo:tooltip name="#container" filter="a[title]" />

Event Handling

Subscribe to Events

You can subscribe to all events exposed by Kendo UI Tooltip by the handler name.

<kendo:tooltip name="#container" show="tooltip_show" hide="tooltip_hide">

    function tooltip_show() {
        // Handle the show event

    function tooltip_hide() {
        // Handle the hide event


Existing Instances

You are able to reference an existing Tooltip instance via the jQuery.data(). Once a reference is established, you are able to use the Tooltip API to control its behavior.

// Put this after your Kendo UI Tooltip tag declaration
$(function() {
    // Notice that the name attribute of the tooltip is used to get its client-side instance
    var tooltipObject = $("#container").data("kendoTooltip");

Asynchronous Loading

You are able to load views asynchronously through the content attribute.

The example below demonstrates how to load the contents of the Tooltip by using an asynchronous call.

<c:url value="/web/tooltip/content" var="remoteUrl" />

<kendo:tooltip name="#container">
        <kendo:tooltip-content-url url="${ remoteUrl }" />

See Also

Other articles on Telerik UI for JSP and on the Tooltip:

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