Is there any reason why SmartTip cannot be replaced be SmartInfo in your use case. I tried to check if there is any OOTB way(using SmartTip) in which this can be achieved, but could not find it since we may need to override pega_ui_harness_deferred which contains js files that are final.
We had an issue in showing the smart info. Our design is in repeating layout in a modal dialog we have to show the smart info on click of a link. We had some data page exceptions so we redesigned to have a smart tip instead of smart info. But smart tip has some limitations which we are trying with different style formats. No luck yet.
1. No Close Icon at the top right corner of the window
2. When I hover out of the link, the window will be auto closed.
If i can overcome these, then the look and feel appears as smart info and that will be agreed by my client. There is an issue for us to use the smart info somehow. We tried various ways. My design is i show a repeating layout on click of link. and in repeating layout i see a tabbed layout and in that tabbed layout i have the smart tip link.
I cannot paste the issues now sorry as we have changed the design already and made the changes. We have our code in UAT already. I can say we were getting data page exceptions. Hence i was looking for the Smart tip limitations to be overcome if there is any possibility.
May be you can consider using an overlay on click of link , instead of smart tip for your requirement. Overlay will not be closed unless you click away, and you can configure your own section to display the content in it even an icon to close it.