There have been many posts about tooltips disappearing while in an UltraCombo because of the internal text editor control in the UltraCombo. Some suggest hooking the "control added" event to then add a tooltip to the editor control. I believe I have a simpler solution.
Basically I create a "Rectangle" control with the same size and location as the UltraCombo. Then, in the "MouseLeave" event of the UltraCombo I test to see if the mouse position is contained in this Rectangle, and, if it is, I don't turn off the tooltip. If the mouse position is NOT in the rectangle, I turn off the tooltip. Simple. The only tricky part is realizing what is "screen coordinates" vs. "client coordinates" for the mouse position.
In my application, in the UltraCombo MouseEnter event, I see what the value is and create a customized tooltip based on that value. In the MouseLeave event I just clear the tooltip. Here is the sample MouseLeave event code:
Dim ComboRectangle As Rectangle
ComboRectangle.Size = MyCombo.Size
ComboRectangle.Location = MyCombo.Parent.PointToScreen(MyCombo.Location) 'MyCombo loc in screen coor
Dim MyMousePosition As Point = Cursor.Position 'cursor pos in screen coor
If ComboRectangle.Contains(MyMousePosition) Then
tooltip3.GetUltraToolTip(MyCombo).ToolTipText = ""
This technique really works well for me, and hopefully others will find it useful as well.