Authors:Bill Keese, Nikolai Onken, Marcus Reimann

A variant on Dialog Box is dijit.TooltipDialog.


The dijit/TooltipDialog displays a tooltip that contains form elements (like a dialog).

Although both Dialog and TooltipDialog are modal, TooltipDialog can be closed by clicking anywhere on the screen, whereas for Dialog you must click on the [x] mark of the Dialog.

A TooltipDialog can only be opened as a drop down from another widget, usually dijit/form/DropDownButton.


Programmatic example

The first example shows how to create a TooltipDialog and DropDownButton programmatically.

], function(TooltipDialog, TextBox, Button, DropDownButton, dom){
    var myDialog = new TooltipDialog({
            '<label for="name">Name:</label> <input data-dojo-type="dijit/form/TextBox" id="name" name="name"><br>' +
            '<label for="hobby">Hobby:</label> <input data-dojo-type="dijit/form/TextBox" id="hobby" name="hobby"><br>' +
            '<button data-dojo-type="dijit/form/Button" type="submit">Save</button>'

    var myButton = new DropDownButton({
        label: "show tooltip dialog",
        dropDown: myDialog
<div id="dropDownButtonContainer"></div>

A TooltipDialog may be popped up from any node.

], function(TooltipDialog, popup, on, dom){
    var myTooltipDialog = new TooltipDialog({
        id: 'myTooltipDialog',
        style: "width: 300px;",
        content: "<p>I have a mouse leave event handler that will close the dialog.",
        onMouseLeave: function(){

    on(dom.byId('thenode'), 'mouseover', function(){
            popup: myTooltipDialog,
            around: dom.byId('thenode')
<div id="thenode">Move the mouse over me to pop up the dialog.</div>

Declarative markup

As usual you can create the TooltipDialog and DropDown button widget declaratively using the data-dojo-type attribute. When created declaratively the DropDownButton node has two children, one for the label of the button, and the other for the drop-down widget that’s displayed when you press the button.

Here’s one displaying a TooltipDialog:

require(["dojo/parser", "dijit/TooltipDialog", "dijit/form/DropDownButton", "dijit/form/TextBox", "dijit/form/Button"]);
<div data-dojo-type="dijit/form/DropDownButton">
    <div data-dojo-type="dijit/TooltipDialog">
        <label for="name2">Name:</label> <input data-dojo-type="dijit/form/TextBox" id="name2" name="name2" /><br />
        <label for="hobby2">Hobby:</label> <input data-dojo-type="dijit/form/TextBox" id="hobby2" name="hobby2" /><br />
        <button data-dojo-type="dijit/form/Button" type="submit">Save</button>



Action Key
Navigate to next focusable element in the tooltip dialog tab
Navigate to previous focusable element in the tooltip dialog shift-tab
Close the tooltip dialog escape

See the detailed Keyboard Navigation Notes and Known Issues in dijit/Dialog

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