stateString Property

This topic documents a feature of HTML+TIME 2.0, which is obsolete as of Windows Internet Explorer 9.

Gets the current state of the element timeline.

Syntax

[ sState = ] currTimeState.stateString

Possible Values

sState String that receives one of the following values.
unknown
Timeline is in an unknown state.
active
Timeline is active.
cueing
Timeline is cueing the media file.
holding
Timeline is holding on the current element, waiting for the parent element timeline to end.
inactive
Timeline is inactive.

The property is read-only. The property has no default value.

Remarks

An element is active when it is in a cueing state or a seeking state. Note that these two states apply only to elements containing media that can be played, such as an audio file or a video file.

Elements with the fill attribute set to hold or freeze will wait to synchronize with other elements on the page. An element is inactive when it is in a holding state. When an element is inactive, it cannot generate events or respond to events.

To get the stateString value as an integer, use the state property.

Example

This example uses the stateString property to get the current state of the element timeline as a string.


<HTML XMLNS:t ="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:time">
<HEAD>
<TITLE>stateString Property</TITLE>
<?IMPORT namespace="t" implementation="#default#time2">
<SCRIPT>
// Update each button based on the current timeline state
function updateBtns() {        
    switch (m1.currTimeState.stateString) {
        case "active":
            if (m1.currTimeState.isPaused == true) {
                playBtn.disabled = true;
                stopBtn.disabled = false;
                pauseBtn.disabled = true;
                resumeBtn.disabled = false;
            }
            else {        
                playBtn.disabled = true;
                stopBtn.disabled = false;
                pauseBtn.disabled = false;
                resumeBtn.disabled = true;
            }
            break;
        case "inactive":
            playBtn.disabled = false;
            stopBtn.disabled = true;
            pauseBtn.disabled = true;
            resumeBtn.disabled = true;
            break;
        case "holding":
            playBtn.disabled = false;
            stopBtn.disabled = true;
            pauseBtn.disabled = true;
            resumeBtn.disabled = true;
            break;                        
    }
}
</SCRIPT>

<SCRIPT FOR="document" EVENT="onclick" LANGUAGE="JScript">
    updateBtns();
</SCRIPT>

<STYLE>
    .time{ behavior: url(#default#time2);}
</STYLE>
</HEAD>

<BODY onload="updateBtns()">

Click the Current State button at any time to retrieve the string value of the
element's current state. To start the movie clip, click the Begin button.
<BR><BR>

<t:video class="time" id="m1" begin="indefinite"
    style="position:absolute;top:90px;height:150px;"
    src="/workshop/samples/author/behaviors/media/movie.avi" fill="remove"/>

<SPAN id="stateString1" style="position:absolute;top:255px;">
    State: inactive</SPAN>

<P style="position:absolute;top:280px;">
<BUTTON id="b1"
    onclick="stateString1.innerText='State: '+m1.currTimeState.stateString">
    Current state
</BUTTON>
<BUTTON id="playBtn" onclick="m1.beginElement();">Begin</BUTTON>
<BUTTON id="pauseBtn" onclick="m1.pauseElement();">Pause</BUTTON>
<BUTTON id="resumeBtn" onclick="m1.resumeElement();">Resume</BUTTON>
<BUTTON id="stopBtn"
    onclick="m1.endElement();stateString1.innerText='State: inactive'">Stop
</BUTTON>
</P>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Code example: http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/samples/author/behaviors/statestring.htm

Applies To

currTimeState

See Also

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