Since 5.0

A handy tool that helps users to navigate through complex websites or apps.

The Hint widget is based on Webix view. It is used to give instructions to users while they explore a complex website or an application by rendering step-by-step hints for them.

Check Hint documentation for more details.


var hint = webix.ui({
    view: "hint",
    id: "hint",
    steps: [
            el: ".div1",
            title: "Welcome to Booking App!",
            text: "Click here to check out regular flights",
            el: ".div2",
            title: "Get Flights Info in a Click!",
            text: "Click here to take a look at all flights info",

Where to start

adjust adjusts the component to the size of the parent HTML container
attachEvent attaches the handler to an inner event of the component
bind binds components
blockEvent temporarily blocks triggering of ALL events of the calling object
callEvent calls an inner event
define redefines a single configuration property (or a object with properties)
destructor destructs the calling object
detachEvent detaches a handler from an event (which was attached before by the attachEvent method)
disable disables the calling view (makes it dimmed and unclickable)
enable enables the calling view that was disabled by the 'disable' method
end ends displaying of hints
getChildViews returns child views of the calling component
getCurrentStep returns the number of the Hint's current step
getFormView returns master form for the input
getNode returns the main HTML container for the calling object
getParentView returns the parent view of the component
getSteps returns an array of step objects within Hint
getTopParentView returns the top parent view
hasEvent checks whether the component has the specified event handler
hide hides the view
isEnabled checks whether the view is enabled
isVisible checks whether the view is visible
mapEvent routes events from one object to another
queryView returns inner element/elements of a widget that correspond(s) to the defined parameters
resize adjusts the view to a new size
resume resumes showing Hint from the specified step
setSteps initializes the Hint component with an array of steps
show makes the component visible
start starts showing hints from the beginning
unbind breaks "bind" link
unblockEvent cancels events blocking that was enabled by the 'blockEvent' command
onAfterScroll occurs when some webix view has been scrolled
onAfterStart fires after the first hint step is shown
onBeforeStart fires before the first hint step is shown
onBindRequest fires when the component is ready to receive data from the master component
onBlur fires when focus is moved out of the view
onDestruct occurs when component destroyed
onEnd fires after the user views the last hint
onEnter fires when the Enter key has been pressed
onFocus fires when a view gets focus
onKeyPress occurs when keyboard key is pressed for the control in focus
onLongTouch fires on holding finger in some position for a certain period of time
onNext fires when a user clicks the Next button or completes the action of the current step
onPrevious fires when the Previous button is clicked
onSkip fires when the hint is closed
onSwipeX occurs on a horizontal swipe movement
onSwipeY occurs on a vertical swipe movement
onTimedKeyPress fires after typing has been finished in the field
onTouchEnd occurs when the touch event is ended
onTouchMove occurs during touch movement
onTouchStart fires when some webix view has been touched
onViewResize fires when the size of a view has been changed by resizer
onViewShow fires when any hidden view is shown
animate defines the type of animation, with which the view is shown, if it is a Multiview cell
borderless used to hide the component borders
container an HTML container (or its ID) where the component should be initialized
css the name of the CSS class that will be applied to the view container or the object with styles
disabled indicates whether an item is enabled
gravity sets the view gravity
height sets the height of the component
hidden defines whether the view will be hidden initially
id the ID of a widget
keyPressTimeout a delay between the key press and the action
left sets the left position of the step
maxHeight sets the maximum height for the view
maxWidth sets the maximum width for the view
minHeight sets the minimal height for the view
minWidth sets the minimal width for the view
nextButton sets the Next button or changes its name
on allows attaching custom handlers to inner events of the component
prevButton sets the Previous button or changes its name
stepTimeout time of a step displaying before showing the next one
steps an array of objects that define the look and behavior on each of the steps
top sets the top position of the step
width sets the width of a widget
$getSize returns the current size of the component
$height the current height of the view
$scope scope for resolving event and method names
$setNode defines HTML element for the component
$setSize sets the component size
$skin the method which will be called when skin is defined
$view reference to the top HTML element of the view
$width the current width of the view
config all options from the initial component configuration
name indicates the name of the component (a read-only property)
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