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Internet Explorer Construction Kit for Dummies - Clayton W

Clayton W Internet Explorer Construction Kit for Dummies - Wiley Publishing, 2005. - 388 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7491-4
Download (direct link): internetexplorerconstruction2005.pdf
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1. In the drop-down menu below the toolbox, select the Browser command set.
The Browser commands appear in the toolbox.
2. Click the Browser button.
The browser pane appears in your browser’s window (see Figure 21-17).
Figure 21-17:
The custom-browser window with its new browser pane.
3. Click the Top command in the toolbox.
The Browser Top dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 21-18.
4. Type 123 into the value text box and click OK.
The browser pane repositions itself.
5. Click the Left command in the toolbox.
The Browser Left dialog box appears.
6. Type 8 into the value text box and click OK.
The browser pane repositions itself to the left.
Chapter 21: Developing a General-Use Web Browser 221
Figure 21-18:
The Browser Top dialog box.
Figure 21-19:
The fully positioned browser pane.
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7. Click the Width command in the toolbox.
The Browser Width dialog box appears.
8. Type 775 into the value text box and click OK.
The browser pane widens.
9. Click the Height command in the toolbox.
The Browser Height dialog box appears.
10. Type 436 into the value text box and click OK.
The browser pane fills the window, as shown in Figure 21-19.
11. Click the Start Site command.
The Start Site dialog box appears.
12. Enter the URL for the Web site that you want as this browser’s home page and click OK.
The browser pane sets its home page.
13. Choose FileOSave.
The Browser Construction Kit saves your browser’s data.
222 Part V: Designing Customized Web Browser Projects
Compiling the Custom Browser
One more step, and you’ll be off and browsing. Perform the following tasks to compile your browser into the finished product:
1. Choose FileO Build Browser.
The Build Browser dialog box appears.
2. Navigate to where you want to save your browser’s finished files and then click OK.
The Browser Construction Kit builds the final files for your custom browser.
To run your finished browser, double-click the Browser.exe file, located in the directory to which you built the browser.
Chapter 22
Coming Up with a Child's Web Browser
In This Chapter
Creating a child’s browser window ^ Adding a menu bar
^ Adding a child’s toolbar, status bar, and address bar ^ Positioning the browser pane Compiling the child’s browser
■ ’m guessing that the most popular use of the Browser Construction Kit will be to create kid-safe browsers. Such a browser can protect children from the many not-so-nice Web sites on the Internet, and so enable parents to feel more relaxed about unleashing their children into the Web, whether for fun, for research, or just for exploring for an hour or so.
The browser you build in this chapter not only is graphically attractive to children, but also includes special features such as an approved-sites list and a browser alarm. If you want to build a kid-safe browser, then just load up your Browser Construction Kit and complete the following steps.
Creating the Window
Every browser design starts with a window. If you’ve been using the Browser Construction Kit at all, you already know that the Window category of commands enable you to set window attributes such as title, type, color, border, and so on. Each specific browser’s design utilizes these attributes to create a window that best suits the project’s theme. The following steps get you started
224 Part V: Designing Customized Web Browser Projects
Figure 22-1:
The Color dialog box.
Figure 22-2:
The Select Window Icon dialog box.
on a child’s browser. You can find the graphics you need on this book’s CD-ROM or in the folder into which you installed the program.
1. In the drop-down list below the toolbox, select the Window command set.
The Window commands appear in the toolbox.
2. Click the Color button.
The Color dialog box appears (see Figure 22-1).
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3. Select the light purple color and click OK.
The window’s background turns light purple.
4. Click the Icon button.
The Select Window Icon dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 22-2.
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Figure 22-3:
The Window Styles dialog box.
Figure 22-4:
The Window Buttons dialog box.
5. Double-click the Kids.ico file on your Browser Construction Kit CD-ROM.
The kid’s icon appears in the window’s title bar.
6. Click the Style button.
The Window Styles dialog box appears (see Figure 22-3).
7. Select the Normal Unsizable option and click OK.
The window’s border style changes. (The change is subtle. You may not even notice it.)
8. Click the Buttons command in the toolbox.
The Window Buttons dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 22-4.
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