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Recipe 8. Polish the Application > Step 6: Add Help Tags

Step 6: Add Help Tags

In this step, you implement a simple way to provide help to your users, relying almost solely on Interface Builder. Specifically, you add help tags to a number of views and controls in the application.

Help tags, sometimes referred to by developers as tooltips, are short bits of text that appear in a small yellow box near the pointer a little while after the user holds the pointer over a view. Not all views support help tags, and you should not provide them for controls whose use is self-explanatory. The pause before they appear is to help keep them out of the way of a knowledgeable user who is moving right along. They also disappear after a little while, which is a good reason to keep them short.


  

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