Showing office custom balloon assistant

Showing office custom balloon assistant

Post by xargo » Thu, 24 Mar 2005 23:53:10

Hi everyone,

I am trying to add a non-intrusive way of displaying information to the
Visio 2003 user by trying to use Office balloons. I looked for various
examples online and they all use the Assistant object.

However, Visio does not seem to be able to access this object. My guess is
that I have to enable or add some component somewhere. Does anyone know how
I can enable this? Also, is it possible to enable this programatically at

Cheers and thanks!


Showing office custom balloon assistant

Post by Mark Nelso » Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:38:47

I don't know of any way to do this. Visio does not use the Office Assistant
technology. If you want something closer to a tooltip on a shape, try
Insert > Shape ScreenTip. Your other option would be a Smart Tag with some
informative text.

Mark Nelson
Microsoft Corporation

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