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Superclass Role:

  • section

Inherited States and Properties:

  • aria-atomic
  • aria-busy (state)
  • aria-controls
  • aria-describedby
  • aria-disabled (state)
  • aria-dropeffect
  • aria-expanded (state)
  • aria-flowto
  • aria-grabbed (state)
  • aria-haspopup
  • aria-hidden (state)
  • aria-invalid (state)
  • aria-label
  • aria-labelledby
  • aria-live
  • aria-owns
  • aria-relevant

Name From:

  • contents
  • author

Accessible Name Required:

  • True

A contextual popup that displays a description for an element.

The tooltip typically becomes visible in response to a mouse hover, or after the owning element receives keyboard focus. In each of these cases, authors should display the tooltip after a short delay. The use of an aria tooltip is a supplement to the normal tooltip behavior of the user agent.

Authors should ensure that elements with the role tooltip are referenced through the use of aria-describedby by the time the tooltip is displayed.

Note: Typical tooltip delays last from one to five seconds.

Microsoft Active Accessibility accRole Property: 


UI Automation ControlType Property: 

  • Tooltip

UI Automation AriaRole Property: 

  • tooltip
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