Is there a way, to add tool tips or a simple text next to a field widget in QGIS forms drag and drop designer?

I would like to provide more information about some fields (restrictions, expected value etc.) to the user to help him, filling in the form.

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You can do that with HTML code.
Select the HTML Widget Option.

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You can then configure each text node as a link using <a> and assign it a title.

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The code i used (taken as an example from here):

<a href=" " title="This is some text I want to display." style="background-color:#FFFFFF;color:#000000;text-decoration:none"> ID  </a>: 

The <script> part was generated from me adding the field i wanted, and it's simply wrapped in a link tag. Since these will be the field labels, you should turn the labels off.

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This is the end result.

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You can continue to style the labels with css so they would look better, but this is the basic version of what you asked.

  • Thanks for the answer. I don't have HTML widget visible in the Available Widgets list? Is there somewhere to turn it on? I am working on a Postgis layer, I don't know if this makes a difference? Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 11:18
  • This is probably a version issue, which QGIS version are you using? I get it as available in 3.10 with a PostGIS layer
    – Dror Bogin
    Commented Nov 2, 2020 at 11:32
  • @MartinHügi did you try upgrading QGIS?
    – Dror Bogin
    Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 13:13
  • Hi, yes, I have tried it in 3.8 now and HTML widget is there. I don't completely follow the instructions, but I have given it a go and I do get something like as shown in your end result. I just need to spend some time working out how to get it to layout as I want.. Thanks for your answer. Enjoy your bounty! Commented Nov 5, 2020 at 9:26
  • Is there a way to reduce the height of the HTML widget?
    – Damien
    Commented Dec 21, 2021 at 0:55

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