Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing ActiveX controls, part of RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training.
When you add an ActiveX Control like we did in the previous lesson, adding our…control for our calendar, of course it comes with certain default properties,…but you can customize those and that's what we are going to talk about right now…- customizing the ActiveX Control Properties.…So with it selected here on our page, we're continuing with our How to Use…LDC Controls project.…Let's just preview that again, Ctrl+W . So you'll see certain defaults like…the size, the position.…It has a title here;…July 2011, but it also has dropdown buttons for selecting dates and year.…
So it's kind of redundant to have it here twice, maybe that's one of the…properties we might want to change.…So all of these properties, if we close up this preview are accessed by…double-clicking the control.…Now you'll see the ActiveX Control Properties dialog and ActiveX Control tab is selected.…Down below by default there are no properties yet, but we can add our own by…clicking the Add button.…Click the dropdown to choose a name and you can see there are a number of presets here.…
- 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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