statustext

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statustext
Type: string
Used to set the text that appears on the status bar when the user moves the mouse over the element. Mozilla doesn't adjust the status bar automatically however. This attribute serves only as a place to keep the text. In Firefox, this text is automatically placed in the statusbar for menuitems on the menu bar.

Example

<!-- sets the status message when mouse is over buttons -->
<button label="Connect" statustext="Connect to remote server" 
      onmouseover="setStatusMessage(this)" onmouseout="clearStatusMessage()"/>
<button label="Ping" statustext="Ping the server" 
      onmouseover="setStatusMessage(this)" onmouseout="clearStatusMessage()"/>

<statusbar>
  <statusbarpanel id="myStatusPanel" label="" flex="1"/>
  <spacer flex="1"/>
</statusbar>

<script>
function setStatusMessage(obj){
  document.getElementById('myStatusPanel').label = obj.getAttribute('statustext');
}
function clearStatusMessage(obj){
  document.getElementById('myStatusPanel').label = '';
}
</script>

See also

statusbar and statusbarpanel

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