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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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10. Leave the timer type set to Session Timer and click OK.
The Timer panel appears in the status bar.
11. Click the Date command in the toolbox.
The Date panel appears in your status bar.
12. Click the Current URL command in the toolbox.
The current URL panel appears in your status bar.
13. Choose FileOSave.
The Browser Construction Kit saves your browser’s data.
Adding the Address Bar
What’s a browser without an address bar? In this series of steps, you find out how to include one.
1. In the drop-down list below the toolbox, select the Address Bar command set.
The Address Bar commands appear in the toolbox.
316 Part V: Designing Customized Web Browser Projects
Figure 28-7:
The
Address Bar dialog box.
Figure 28-8:
The Favorite Button dialog box.
2. Click the Address Bar button.
The Address Bar dialog box appears (see Figure 28-7).
3. Select the address bar’s Top location and then click the Browse button.
The Load Address Bar Image dialog box appears.
4. Double-click the MetalAddressBar.bmp image’s filename.
The selected filename appears in the Address Bar dialog box’s Address Bar Image text box.
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5. Click OK.
The address bar appears in your browser’s window.
6. Click the Go Button command.
The Go button appears in your address bar.
7. Click the Icon button.
The Load Status Bar Icon dialog box appears.
8. Click the Favorite 1 command.
The Favorite Button dialog box appears (see Figure 28-8).
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9. Type the URL with which you want the button associated and then click OK.
The Favorite 1 button appears in the address bar.
10. Use the Favorite 2, Favorite 3, and Favorite 4 commands in the toolbox to add the remaining favorites buttons to the address bar, the same way you added the Favorite 1 button.
Your custom browser now has a complete address bar.
11. Choose FileOSave.
The Browser Construction Kit saves your browser’s data.
Adding the Browser Pane
The following steps guide you through creating and positioning your browser pane.
1. In the drop-down list 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.
3. Click the Top command in the toolbox.
The Browser Top dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 28-9.
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.
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6. Type 8 into the value text box and click OK.
The browser pane repositions itself to the left.
7. Click the Width command in the toolbox.
The Browser Width dialog box appears.
8. Type 778 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.
11. Click the Start Site command.
The Start Site dialog box appears.
12. Type 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.
Compiling the Custom Browser
Now it’s time to make all your hard work pay off. These steps show you how to compile your custom browser.
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.
Part VI
The Part of Tens
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In this part . . .
To wrap things up and send you on your way, this part offers another set of browser ideas, complete with the graphics you need to create them. As in Part V of the book, step-by-step instructions guide you through the projects, but this time the instructions are much more concise, since you should pretty much be a pro by the time you dig into this stuff. Finally, also in this part, you discover some powerful tools to help you create browsers. You also get pointed in the direction of some excellent informational resources for everyone interested in programming Internet Explorer.
Chapter 29
Ten More Browser Ideas
In This Chapter
^ Building extra browsers with graphical themes ^ Putting together more traditional browsers ^ Creating a quick-and-dirty browser
Лs if you don’t have enough browsers from this book, now I’m going to give you ten more. (Hey, I want to make sure you get your money’s worth! Also, once I got started with the Browser Construction Kit, I just couldn’t tear myself away. It’s fun, dude!)
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