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TextPopup Method

Use the TextPopup method to open a pop-up window.

The instance of the HTML Help ActiveX control that you reference using the TextPopup method does not need to specify a command.

This method can be used with either a compiled help (.chm) file or uncompiled HTML files.

Applies to

This method is independent of any of the HTML Help ActiveX control commands.

Syntax

TextPopup(BSTR <i>pszText</i>, BSTR <i>pszFont</i>, int <i>horzMargins</i>, int <i>vertMargins</i>, COLORREF <i>clrForeground</i>, COLORREF <i>clrBackground</i>)

Parameters

pszText

A string variable that specifies the text to display in the pop-up window.

pszFont

A string variable that specifies the following font attributes:

  • Font family
  • Point size
  • Character set
  • Color
  • Format options

The format is as follows:


<i>Facename</i>[, <i>point size</i>[, <i>charset</i>[, PLAIN BOLD ITALIC UNDERLINE]]]

The default font settings are: "Helvetica,12,,PLAIN"

horzMargins

An integer that determines, in pixels, the side margins relative to the center of the pop-up window.

vertMargins

An integer that determines, in pixels, the top and bottom margins relative to the center of the pop-up window.

clrForeground

Specifies the color of the text in RRGGBB format. To specify the default text color (black), type -1.

clrBackground

Specifies the background color of the pop-up window in RRGGBB format. To specify the default background color (pale yellow), type -1.

Example

The code for the control:


<OBJECT
   id=sample 
   type="application/x-oleobject" 
   classid="clsid:52a2aaae-085d-4187-97ea-8c30db990436"
>
<PARAM name="Command" value="HH Version">
</OBJECT>

The JavaScript code to specify the text and font variables:


<script> 
FontFace="Verdana,8,,bold" 
TopicText="This is an HTML Help pop-up window. This window can display text only." 
TopicText2="This is another HTML Help pop-up window." 
</script> 

The JavaScript code to invoke the control:


<a href="JavaScript:test.TextPopup (TopicText, FontFace, 10,10,10,10)"> TextPopup Example</a> 

Remarks

  • Colors do not display properly.
  • You can store text variables in a separate text file with a .js extension.

Related topics

About the HTML Help ActiveX Control Methods

 

 

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