Tooltip for Angular 2

Tooltip is an appearing hint, shown when you hover over a mouse on an item or click on it.

Basic usage


Install the npm package.

npm i ng2-tooltip-directive

Import module:

import { TooltipModule } from 'ng2-tooltip-directive';

    imports: [ TooltipModule ]


Options can be set in the directive tag, so they have the highest priority.

<span tooltip="Tooltip" placement="top" show-delay="500">Tooltip on top</span>

You may pass as an object:

<span tooltip="Tooltip" [options]="myOptions">Tooltip on left</span>
myOptions = {
    'placement': 'left',
    'show-delay': 500


Name Type Default Description
placement "top", "bottom", "left", "right" "top" The position of the tooltip.
show-delay number 0 The delay in ms before showing the tooltip.
hide-delay number 300 The delay in ms before removing the tooltip.
hide-delay-mobile number 1500 Delay in milliseconds before hiding the tooltip (for mobile devices)
display boolean true Tooltip availability for display.
display-mobile boolean true Display the tooltip on mobile devices.
z-index number 0 Z-index of the tooltip.
trigger "hover", "click" "hover" Specifies how the tooltip is triggered. Control the closing time with "hide-delay".
tooltip-class string Classes to be passed to the tooltip.
animation-duration number 300 The duration controls how long the animation takes to run from start to finish.


theme "dark", "light" "dark" Theme of tooltip background and text. Try it
shadow boolean true Shadow of the tooltip. Try it
offset number 8 Offset the tooltip relative to the item. Try it


When you call events, the delays that are specified in the options in the directive are taken into account. Default delay before tooltip hiding is 300 milliseconds.

Event Description
show The event is called before the tooltip appears. Try it
shown The event is called after the animation of the appearance of the tooltip. Try it
hide The event is called before the tooltip is hidden. Try it
hidden The event is called after the animation of the tooltip is hidden. Try it


If you specified the directive options, they will be taken into account when calling methods. Including the delay before the appearance and hiding of the tooltip.

Method Description
show() Shows the tooltip Try it
hide() Hides the tooltip Try it

Browser support

Chrome / Chrome for Android 50+ / partial support
Safari / iOS Safari 10.1, 11.1 / partial support
Internet Explorer