Solved

Changing frame size

Posted on 1998-03-12
8
1,413 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I have HTML page with 2 frames. The problem I have is that I want to
change the size (width) of frames when user clicks on something (link)
in one of the frames. In the begining both frames have the same width,
but after user click I want one frame to shrink and the other to grow.
Is that possible in javaScript? If not, how could i do something like this?
0
Comment
Question by:marko020397
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:julio011597
ID: 1278614
No, you cannot do it.

The simplest way to achieve that effect is make your link refer to another container with the new needed frames.

Cheers.

0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:marko020397
ID: 1278615
I have tried this, but then the contents of frames change. Is it possible to look in both frames save contents (URLs) of frames and open new frameset with this contents?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:julio011597
ID: 1278616
This can be done with the methods of the document object.

Would you like a way to go, or do you need full code?
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:marko020397
ID: 1278617
Give me just the way to do it. I will write it myself.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
superquestions earned 500 total points
ID: 1278618
Just quit, Marko... if there is really a way to do that, then your page will probably have a lot of imcompatibility problems with browsers v3.0 or less. Well... I can just suggest you to quit with your idea.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:julio011597
ID: 1278619
Acually, superquestion is not wrong; any JavaScript way to accomplish the job would work great on some browser and give problems on others.

Anyway, if versions are not a concern, here is a general scheme of what i meant:

you could have a container page looking something like this:

--//--
<HTML>
  <HEAD>
    <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"><!--
      function updateFrames() {
        with(self.document) {
          open();
          writeln("<HTML>");
          writeln("  <FRAMESET ROWS=\"10,*\">");
          writeln("    <FRAME SRC=\"Left.htm\">");
          writeln("    <FRAME SRC=\"Right.htm\">");
          writeln("  </FRAMESET>");
          writeln("</HTML>");
          close();
        }
      }
    // --></SCRIPT>
  </HEAD>
  <FRAMESET ROWS="*,*">
    <FRAME SRC="Left.htm">
    <FRAME SRC="Right.htm">
  </FRAMESET>
</HTML>
--//--

And, in your - say - Left.htm there could be the needed link, looking like:

<A HREF="javascript:void(top.updateFrames())">Update Frame</A>

This a no-return script, i.e. you will update your frames once; but it could be easily modified to handle more complex cases.

Regards.

P.S. About points: if what i have written is of any use to you, i hope you'll award me a few points anyway... (BTW, there are ways to share points among experts too, by asking EE support)
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:marko020397
ID: 1278620
Adjusted points to 500
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:marko020397
ID: 1278621
Sorry, Julio. I though I was grading your answer and giving 500 points. I didn't notice that you were giving a comment. Now I rewarded "superquestions" for suggestion to quit, which doesn't deserve 500 points.

Now. How should I give you points? I didn't quite understand what you were thinking.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows how to create and access 2-dimensional arrays in JavaScript.  It includes a tutorial in case you are just trying to "get your head wrapped around" the concept and we'll also look at some useful tips for more advanced programmers. …
This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now