using PyQGIS, I need to create a map tip using this HTML code: ID = [% ID %] and style it like the picture below (white text and black background). I don't know how to use CSS in this case.

If is not possible create a map tip using PyQGIS, can I maybe save it in a .qml file e set it using PyQGIS in someway?

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You can set some CSS in your maptip and using PyQGIS too:

layer = iface.activeLayer()

expression = """
html *{
background-color: black ;
color: white;

Name : [% "nom" %]

PS : I'm trying to remove the white border line.

  • Thank you very much, this is what I was looking for. P.s. I know that this is another question, but do you know if you can reduce map tips delay using PyQGIS? Thanks again
    – Lorenzo
    Mar 11, 2020 at 18:57
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    QgsSettings().setValue('qgis/mapTipsDelay', 500). Be careful, this is a QGIS user setting.
    – etrimaille
    Mar 11, 2020 at 19:01

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