Hi friends, in this post we will see: How to add Help button next to the SharePoint List column name. We usually see help buttons while filling online forms. Such help buttons notify users what values they need to enter in the field. So let us see how to add help button in SharePoint list using SharePoint Designer 2013.

Add Help Button

Step 1:
Open your list in SharePoint Designer and find the <tr> tag for your field. You can see two <td> tags under <tr> tag. We have to add one more <td> tag for help button. Just copy the below code (red colored) after ending second </td> tag. In this case, I have a list named TestList and I am going to add Help button in front of First Name column. So our overall code for First Name field will look like:
    <td width="190px" valign="top" class="ms-formlabel">
        <H3 class="ms-standardheader">
            <nobr>First Name</nobr>
    <td width="400px" valign="top" class="ms-formbody">
        <SharePoint:FormField runat="server" id="ff2{$Pos}" ControlMode="New" FieldName="First_x0020_Name"
            __designer:bind="{ddwrt:DataBind('i',concat('ff2',$Pos),'Value','ValueChanged','ID',ddwrt:EscapeDelims(string(@ID)),'@First_x0020_Name')}" />
        <SharePoint:FieldDescription runat="server" id="ff2description{$Pos}" FieldName="First_x0020_Name"
            ControlMode="New" />
        <div class="help-tip">
            <p>Please enter your name in CAPITAL letters</p>
Step 2:
Now we have to include CSS for this help button. So there are two ways to use CSS here. Either create separate CSS file and upload it in style library, then link that file here or directly copy following CSS (red colored) after following code (green colored).

    var elm = document.getElementById("idAttachmentsTable");
    if (elm == null || elm.rows.length == 0)
        document.getElementById("idAttachmentsRow").style.display = "none";  
<style type="text/css">
    .help-tip {
        text-align: center;
        background-color: #BCDBEA;
        border-radius: 50%;
        width: 24px;
        height: 24px;
        font-size: 14px;
        line-height: 26px;
        cursor: default;

    .help-tip:before {
        content: "?";
        font-weight: bold;
        color: #ffff;

    .help-tip:hover p {
        display: block;
        transform-origin: 100% 0%;
        -webkit-animation: fadeIn 0.3s ease-in-out;
        animation: fadeIn 0.3s ease-in-out;

    .help-tip p {
        /* The tooltip */
        display: none;
        text-align: left;
        background-color: orange;
        padding: 20px;
        width: 300px;
        border-radius: 3px;
        box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
        right: -4px;
        color: #FFF;
        font-size: 13px;
        line-height: 1.4;

    .help-tip p:before {
        /* The pointer of the tooltip */
        position: absolute;
        content: "";
        width: 0;
        height: 0;
        border: 6px solid transparent;
        border-bottom-color: #1E2021;
        right: 10px;
        top: -12px;

    .help-tip p:after {
        /* Prevents the tooltip from being hidden */
        width: 100%;
        height: 40px;
        content: "";
        position: absolute;
        top: -40px;
        left: 0;

    /* CSS animation */
    @-webkit-keyframes fadeIn {
        100% {
            opacity: 1;
            transform: scale(1);

        0% {
            opacity: 0;
            transform: scale(0);

    @keyframes fadeIn {
        0% {
            opacity: 1;

        100% {
            opacity: 0;
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