Chi Documentation


Tooltips provide text labels that display when users hover or focus on an element.


To render a tooltip, apply the data-tooltip attribute to an element. Then, you can initialize it with the chi.tooltip factory method.

<button id='tooltip-1' class="a-btn" data-tooltip="Your tooltip text on a button">Tooltip</button>


By default, tooltip's position on top of an element. To alter position, use the data-position attribute. Valid values are top, right, bottom, left. You can pass an array of Elements and initialize all at once.

<button class="a-btn" data-tooltip="Your top tooltip text">Top Tooltip</button>
<button class="a-btn" data-tooltip="Your right tooltip text" data-position="right">Right Tooltip</button>
<button class="a-btn" data-tooltip="Your bottom tooltip text" data-position="bottom">Bottom Tooltip</button>
<button class="a-btn" data-tooltip="Yourleft tooltip text" data-position="left">Left Tooltip</button>

Preventing memory leaks

Tooltip components have a dispose function to free all resources attached to the element, such as event listeners and object data. You must call this method when you want to remove the component.

var elem = document.getElementById('tooltip');
var tooltip = chi.tooltip(elem);
// do stuff

TipIt is safe to call the dropdown method more than once, as it will return any previously created dropdown component associated to the trigger.

var elem = document.getElementById('tooltip-1');
var tooltip = chi.tooltip(elem);
var elem2 = document.getElementById('tooltip-1');
var tooltip2 = chi.tooltip(elem2);
tooltip === tooltip2; // returns true

tooltip.dispose(); // Only have to do it once.