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The <controlTips> element can be used to display tooltips for almost all dialog controls when mouse is moved over them.

The element is useful while translating settings pages, when detailed explanation is needed or when translation text is very long and doesn't fit in the dialog. The translators can shorten the text and put the full text in tooltips. Each element consists of a message that is displayed in the tooltip. The id is taken from the <tipMap>

Here is an example from MyControlTipSkin.xml:

  <tip id="IDC_THROTTLE_MODE" message="In the maximum mode the bandwidth won't 
    exceed the specified value. In the average mode it will fluctuate around the 
    value to both sides."/>

To create a translation skin, copy the existing control tip database from default-en.xml in your skins folder and start translating each entry.

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