3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2007 9:18 AM by RoboWizard

    How to make custom buttons operate like default buttons?

    kate_paints
      I have custom buttons that link correctly, however, the look and feel is not the same as the default buttons. My customer wants a background when selected (like the default buttons). Also, when I select my custom button, the last default button selected appears to remain selected. What is the fix for this? Thanks!
        • 1. Re: How to make custom buttons operate like default buttons?
          RoboWizard Level 4
          HI kate_paints

          I've seen others ask for this. The thing is, the default buttons remain in that "selected" state because they change what the Navigation Frame does. I've never seen a custom button that influenced the Navigation Frame. Normally, a custom button does something entirely different. For example, when I was still employed in the corporate world, I had a custom button on one of my WebHelp systems that simply opened an external FeedBack form. And another that opened the appropriate intranet page for that department of the company.

          Sincerely... Rick
          • 2. Re: How to make custom buttons operate like default buttons?
            kate_paints Level 1
            Can I make all the buttons custom so they look alike? This would require a call to index (hyperlink the file?) and the TOC (hyperlink what?). Or, convince my customer they don't need the buttons to look alike and they have to live with the last default selected which looks like an error to them. The custom buttons call FAQs, Data Dictionary, etc. (just other html files).

            Thanks for any suggestions!
            • 3. Re: How to make custom buttons operate like default buttons?
              RoboWizard Level 4
              Hi again

              Hmmm, that may be a solution. If you download the Skinny on Skins file from my site (in my sig line) you should find information inside that for creating the links you will need so the custom buttons open the TOC, Index Etc.

              Might actually be worth a shot! Rick