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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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The window for the library-themed browser features special graphics that bring to mind a library-like environment, including a background and special icon. Perform the following steps to create your browser’s window:
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.
3. Select the color white and click OK.
The window’s background turns white.
4. Click the Icon button.
The Select Window Icon dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 26-1.
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Figure 26-1:
The Select Window Icon dialog box.
Figure 26-2:
The Window Buttons dialog box.
5. Open the Library.ico file from this book’s CD-ROM.
Your icon appears in the window’s title bar.
6. Click the Style button.
The Window Styles dialog box appears.
7. Make sure that the Normal option is selected and click OK.
8. Click the Buttons command in the toolbox.
The Window Buttons dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 26-2.
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10. Click the Title button.
The Window Title dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 26-3.
Figure 26-3:
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Figure 26-4:
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11. Type the name Library Browser and click OK.
The window’s new title appears in the title bar.
12. Click the Skin button.
The Select Skin Image dialog box appears.
13. Open the Library_Background.jpg image (see Figure 26-4). The window’s new background appears.
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14. Choose FileOSave As.
The Save Browser File dialog box appears.
15. Navigate to where you want to save your browser’s script file and then click Save.
The Browser Construction Kit saves your browser’s data to the selected location, using the window’s title as the filename.
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Adding the Menu Bar
There’s nothing special about the menu bar for your library browser, but it does feature every available menu and command. Follow these steps to add the menu bar to the browser:
1. In the drop-down list below the toolbox, select the Menu Bar command set (see Figure 26-5).
The Menu Bar commands appear in the toolbox.
Figure 26-5:
The Menu Bar commands in the toolbox.
2. Click the Menu Bar command in the toolbox.
The menu bar appears in the custom browser window.
3. Select the File button in the toolbox.
The File Menu dialog box appears.
4. Select the four menu options (New Window, Open, Properties, and Close) and click OK.
The File menu appears in your custom browser window.
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5. Use the Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, and Help commands in the toolbox to add the menus to the menu bar, the same way you added the File menu in Steps 3 and 4.
Your custom browser now has a complete set of menus, as shown in Figure 26-6.
6. Choose FileOSave.
The Browser Construction Kit saves your browser’s data.
Adding the Toolbar
This browser’s toolbar features not only a special image, but also special buttons for each of the navigation buttons. The following steps install your toolbar:
1. In the drop-down list below the toolbox, select the Toolbar command set.
The Toolbar commands appear in the toolbox.
2. Click the Toolbar button.
The Toolbar dialog box appears (see Figure 26-7).
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3. Select the toolbar’s location and then click Browse.
The Load Toolbar Image dialog box appears.
4. Open the Library_Toolbar.jpg image.
The selected filename appears in the Toolbar dialog box’s Toolbar Image text box.
5. Click the Toolbar dialog box’s OK button.
The toolbar appears in the custom browser window, as shown in Figure 26-8.
6. Click the Home command in the toolbox.
The Load Button Image dialog box appears.
7. Open the Library_Home.jpg image (see Figure 26-9).
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