Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

changing visiblity in NS6 and ie5

Posted on 2001-06-18
8
Medium Priority
?
315 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
im trying to change the visibility of divs in NS6 and ie5. I havent yet tested it in netscape but internet explorer keeps giving me an error when it reaches the  var id=getElementById(menu) part. menu is set by: onMouseOver=toggle("divName");
here's the script:
function toggle(menu)
{
if(document.layers)  
{  visible = "show";
   hidden = "hide";
  if(menu.visibility == "show")
  {
   menu.visibility = hidden;}
  else
  {menu.visibility = visible;}
}
if (document.getElementById)
{var id=document.getElementById(eval(menu));
alert(id);  
if (id.style.visibility == "visible")
{id.style.visibility = "hidden";}
 else
{id.style.visibility = "visible";}
}
thanks
0
Comment
Question by:alxr66
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:nivel
ID: 6203591
SetVisible("mydiv", true);

function SetVisible(divname, showIt) {
  document.all(divname).style.visibility
  = (showIt?"block":"none");
}

This works only in ie5 though.
If you find out how to do it in ns6 then I'd like to know.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:nivel
ID: 6203600
Ooops, I mixed things up a bit there.

style.display can be "block" or "hidden".
style.visibility can be "visible" or "hidden"

Sorry.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:lectos
ID: 6203739
Instead of:

var id=document.getElementById(eval(menu));

Try:

var id=document.getElementById(menu);

You don't need the eval() in the way you are using the functions.  It's probably what is causing the error.
0
The top UI technologies you need to be aware of

An important part of the job as a front-end developer is to stay up to date and in contact with new tools, trends and workflows. That’s why you cannot miss this upcoming webinar to explore the latest trends in UI technologies!

 

Author Comment

by:alxr66
ID: 6204531
no lectos, that doesn't help, in the alert(id); id is alerted as "null". and then ie says "object requiered" so its something else.
0
 

Author Comment

by:alxr66
ID: 6204534
Nivel:

the reason your code doesn't work in NS6 is because netscape doesn't support  document.all you have to use getElementById which is also supported by ie5
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:lectos
ID: 6204595
I tried the above script out once I got home from work.  I fixed the {} problem from above and it works fine as far as I can tell.

function toggle(menu){
if(document.layers) {
  visible = "show";
  hidden = "hide";
 if(menu.visibility == "show"){ menu.visibility = hidden;}
 else {menu.visibility = visible;}
 }
 if (document.getElementById) {var id=document.getElementById(menu); }
alert(id);  
if (id.style.visibility == "visible"){id.style.visibility = "hidden";}
else {id.style.visibility = "visible";}
}


0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
lectos earned 200 total points
ID: 6204629
Ooops, I meant

function toggle(menu){
if(document.layers) {
 visible = "show";
 hidden = "hide";
if(menu.visibility == "show"){ menu.visibility = hidden;}
else {menu.visibility = visible;}
}
if (document.getElementById) {
var id=document.getElementById(menu);
alert(id);  
if (id.style.visibility == "visible"){id.style.visibility = "hidden";}
else {id.style.visibility = "visible";}
}}

0
 

Author Comment

by:alxr66
ID: 6207626
Thanx lectos, problem solved!
0

Featured Post

The top UI technologies you need to be aware of

An important part of the job as a front-end developer is to stay up to date and in contact with new tools, trends and workflows. That’s why you cannot miss this upcoming webinar to explore the latest trends in UI technologies!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Having worked on larger scale sites, we found out that you are bound to look at more scalable solutions to integrating widgets, code snippets or complete applications and mesh them into functional sites, in any given composition. To share some of…
This article discusses how to implement server side field validation and display customized error messages to the client.
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…

688 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