# Is there a simple way to get tooltips to work on the elements of a PopupMenu?

I want my PopupMenu items to be short (codes), with tooltips to provide a longer description if the user hovers over the location. The direct approach, to wrap each item in a Tooltip, does not produce the desired effect, e.g.

PopupMenu[Dynamic[var],{Tooltip["x","This is x"],Tooltip["y","This is y"]}]


Shows "x" and "y" in the dropdown list with no tooltips, but when $var$ is saved in a list, the list maintains the Tooltip wrapper.

My look at this link for ListPicker does not seem to provide much hope for a simple solution. But I hope that there is one, perhaps based on more recent releases.

• I tried forcing it with EventHandler, but PopupMenu looks like it reaches out to the underlying OS, preventing any kind of Dynamic activity. – Aisamu Mar 1 '16 at 18:38
• @Aisamu - thanks for trying. I think it would be a really nice feature. – JJM Mar 1 '16 at 18:42