Examples

Inspired by the excellent jQuery.tipsy plugin written by Jason Frame; Tooltips are an updated version, which don’t rely on images, use CSS3 for animations, and data-attributes for local title storage.

For performance reasons, the tooltip and popover data-apis are opt in, meaning you must initialize them yourself.

Hover over the links below to see tooltips:

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Tooltips in input groups

When using tooltips and popovers with the Bootstrap input groups, you’ll have to set the container (documented below) option to avoid unwanted side effects.


Usage

Trigger the tooltip via JavaScript:

  1. $('#example').tooltip(options)

Options

Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-animation="".

Name type default description
animation boolean true apply a css fade transition to the tooltip
html boolean false Insert html into the tooltip. If false, jquery’s text method will be used to insert content into the dom. Use text if you’re worried about XSS attacks.
placement string | function ‘top’ how to position the tooltip – top | bottom | left | right
selector string false If a selector is provided, tooltip objects will be delegated to the specified targets.
title string | function default title value if `title` tag isn’t present
trigger string ‘hover focus’ how tooltip is triggered – click | hover | focus | manual. Note you case pass trigger mutliple, space seperated, trigger types.
delay number | object 0

delay showing and hiding the tooltip (ms) – does not apply to manual trigger type

If a number is supplied, delay is applied to both hide/show

Object structure is: delay: { show: 500, hide: 100 }

container string | false false

Appends the tooltip to a specific element container: 'body'

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Markup

  1. <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="first tooltip">hover over me</a>

Methods

$().tooltip(options)

Attaches a tooltip handler to an element collection.

.tooltip(‘show’)

Reveals an element’s tooltip.

  1. $('#element').tooltip('show')

.tooltip(‘hide’)

Hides an element’s tooltip.

  1. $('#element').tooltip('hide')

.tooltip(‘toggle’)

Toggles an element’s tooltip.

  1. $('#element').tooltip('toggle')

.tooltip(‘destroy’)

Hides and destroys an element’s tooltip.

  1. $('#element').tooltip('destroy')