Simple tutorial on linktext and clicking list text

Stephen Van Esch vanesch at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 26 18:00:09 EST 2005


Sarah, Nicholas, Xavier:

Thanks very much for your help. I finally got it to
work.

The main problem appeared to be that "Link" was
applied to all the text in the field rather than just
one line at a time.

All seems to be well...until the next question, of
course.

Steve

--- Sarah Reichelt <sarahr at genesearch.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> 
> Nicholas supplied you with the info for using
> clickChunks, but here is 
> some additional stuff on using linktext.
> - enter your text in a field
> - select a chunk that you want to make into a link
> - go to the Text menu and set it's style to "Link"
> - if you are using the default settings, the text
> will go blue & 
> underlined, like the link on a web page.
> - when you have finished setting all the links you
> want, lock the text 
> of the field
> - edit the script of field to include a linkClicked
> handler e.g.
> 
> on linkClicked pLink
>    -- pLink contains the complete text of the
> clicked link
>    if pLink contains "@" then
> 	revMail pLink
>    else if pLink contains "http" then
> 	revGoUrl pLink
>    else
> 	-- do something else
>    end if
> end linkClicked
> 
> As a further refinement, you can make the linkText
> of a selected chunk 
> into something other than it's text.
> Suppose you wanted a link to Google. In your field,
> type the single 
> word "Google" and set it's style to Link
> In the MessageBox, type: set the linkText of word 1
> of fld "MyField" to 
> "http://www.google.com"
> and press Enter.
> When the field is locked and you click on Google,
> the parameter passed 
> to the linkClicked handler will actually be
> "http://www.google.com"
> 
> Cheers,
> Sarah
> 
> 
> On 26 Jan 2005, at 8:21 pm, Stephen Van Esch wrote:
> 
> > Folks:
> >
> > I'm new to Revolution and I'd like basic,
> step-by-step
> > instructions on making text in a field clickable.
> I've
> > gone through the Rev docs but can't seem to get
> > anything to work.
> >
> > Please note that I have never attempted this type
> of
> > thing before so some things that may be obvious
> aren't
> > for me. For example, when I enter code, where
> exactly
> > do I enter it? As a card, object, or stack script?
> >
> > Sorry for the annoyance. I've managed to build a
> > simple stack using buttons but I'd prefer to use
> links
> > and clickcable lists if possible.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
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