Bug 16322 - Information and question mark icons for tooltips are uncommon in Visual Studio?
Summary: Information and question mark icons for tooltips are uncommon in Visual Studio?
Status: RESOLVED FEATURE
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 1.10.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2013-11-18 16:20 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2015-07-15 08:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Attachments
Information Icons Android (114.79 KB, image/png)
2013-11-18 16:20 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
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Information Icons iOS (105.41 KB, image/png)
2013-11-18 16:21 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
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Information Icons iOS Settings (46.17 KB, image/png)
2013-11-18 16:21 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Details
Counter-example: information icons on Visual Studio download page (94.11 KB, image/png)
2013-12-02 15:04 UTC, Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2013-11-18 16:20:18 UTC
Created attachment 5464 [details]
Information Icons Android

Reported on behalf of a customer.

Just a tiny bit of food for thought.

The Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS Visual Studio extensions use circular information and question mark icons as hover-over locations for tooltips (see attachments). This matches the Xamarin Studio GUI, but may be unexpected for Visual Studio users. Other project types in Visual Studio seem to rely more often on links to additional documentation or verbose explanations directly in the settings panes. Having separate icons for tooltip hover-locations seems to be rare in Visual Studio, perhaps even unique to Xamarin.
Comment 1 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2013-11-18 16:21:30 UTC
Created attachment 5465 [details]
Information Icons iOS
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2013-11-18 16:21:50 UTC
Created attachment 5466 [details]
Information Icons iOS Settings
Comment 5 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2013-12-02 15:04:08 UTC
Created attachment 5578 [details]
Counter-example: information icons on Visual Studio download page

The Visual Studio 2013 download page uses this kind of information icon, so there might in fact be a few of them hidden away somewhere in Visual Studio too.
Comment 7 Rajneesh Kumar 2015-07-15 08:20:18 UTC
As per comment 6

>>As Michael said, these information icons are idiomatic for Microsoft products, so we don't >>need to change anything unless we want to.

Hence I am marking this issue as resolved feature.

Thanks..!