Change the font used in hints

Hints are everywhere. Almost every GUI element in Windows can be "hinted". When a user hovers the mouse over an element, a small window containing help text pops up. Is it possible to change the hint window behavior? Of course�

To change the font, size and style of the hint text, just use this code:

unit Unit1;
 
interface
 
uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, StdCtrls;
 
type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  end;
 
type
  TExHint = class(THintWindow)
  public
    constructor Create(AOwner: TComponent); override;
  end;
 
var
  Form1: TForm1;
 
implementation
 
{$R *.dfm}
 
constructor TExHint.Create(AOwner: TComponent);
begin
  inherited Create(AOwner);
  with Canvas.Font do
  begin
    Name  := 'Verdana';
    Size  := Size + 15;
    Style := [fsBold, fsItalic];
  end;
end;
 
procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  HintWindowClass  := TExHint;
end;
 
end.
Author: Unknown
Contributor: topellina
Added: 2012-09-17
Last updated: 2012-09-17