Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding design-time controls, part of RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training.
In this chapter, we're going to shift our focus to ActiveX Controls, which are…Microsoft Windows-based applications that you can plug into your projects.…They are small, precompiled, modular, and reusable.…Now web developers often use ActiveX Controls to extend the functionality of…their HTML pages and that's what we can do here in RoboHelp.…Let's take a look at one starting with a Design Time Control.…To insert these we simply go to the Insert menu.…So we're going to do this working on our project called How to use LDC Controls,…just a version of the project we've been working on in this title.…
And we're looking at the Browsing by Author topic, and we'll just scroll down to…the very bottom, click at the end of the last paragraph here, press Return and…this might be a good place to insert a Design Time Control that will allow…people to see related topics. So let's do that.…We'll click Insert.…We'll go down to HTML, across and down to Advanced, and over here you'll see…some things like Script, Applet, there's ActiveX Control, but we're going to…
- Touring the interface and workspaces
- Creating a project and importing content
- Auto-creating a TOC
- Merging help projects
- Generating FlashHelp output
- Controlling page layout with tables and DHTML
- Creating indexes, search terms, and glossary terms
- Building forms with buttons and check boxes
- Controlling output with conditional text
- Creating skins and master pages
- Reviewing projects and managing comments and changes
- Applying ActiveX controls
- Generating printed documents
Skill Level Beginner
Q: When I insert the ActiveX Calendar control and try to hide the title by setting the ShowTitle property to false, the title is not removed and remains visible. Why is this happening?
A: There are many ActiveX controls available and many versions of a control may exist. Different versions of a control can behave differently. Certain properties may work in one version of a control and not in another. ActiveX controls can be installed on your computer by different programs other than RoboHelp, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. In this title, version 11.0 of the Calendar control is used. If you are using a different version of the Calendar control, the ShowTitle property may not work properly. Go to www.microsoft.com to learn more about ActiveX controls and their properties.
1. Getting to Know RoboHelp
2. Creating WebHelp Projects
3. Merging Projects
4. Formatting Topics
5. Creating FlashHelp Projects
6. Using Graphics and Multimedia
7. Using Tags, Variables, and Snippets
Using multiple TOCs2m 56s
8. Working with Tables and DHTML
9. Working with Indexes and Searches
10. Using Forms and Frames
11. Using Skins and Master Pages
12. Reviewing Projects and Collaborating
13. Using ActiveX Controls
14. Generating Printed Documents
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