Hide tip

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Hide tip (hide_tip)


Most questions will usually include a tip that says "Please choose one of the following options" or a hint text on how to fill out the question. This attribute allows you to turn off or on this tips/hints.

These tips/hints include validation criteria messages (such as min/max number of answers, min/max/equals sum value). If hide_tip is enabled, these messages will be hidden. However, if the user enters invalid data, the tips will appear. They will be coloured in red, getting changed to green once the validation criteria are met.

Available options

  • On - the tips/hints are hidden;
  • Off (default).


You have to use CSS in order to hide the validation messages. The below example shows the code you should use if you want to display to your respondents tips/hints if they submit something wrong:

.hide-tip .good {display: none;}
.hide-tip .error {display: none;}
.input-error .hide-tip .error {display: block;}