a button content box?

Posted on 2006-03-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25
i hope i`m asking the question in the right place.
i want to create a content box which will be opened when the user clike on its "header" and closed when the user re-click on it.
so when he clicks the content box open and he can see the content and use it and when he want he can close it.

can it be done and how?

best regards

Question by:derrida
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by:Dushan De Silva
ID: 16340499
What is language or softwaer you using?

BR Dushan

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Jason C. Levine earned 375 total points
ID: 16345087
Hi derrida,

You can do this in Dreamweaver by creating Layers and using the built-in Show-Hide Layers behavior.  

Here's a very rough sample:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
#Layer1 {
      border:1px none #000000;
      visibility: hidden;
<script type="text/JavaScript">
function MM_findObj(n, d) { //v4.01
  var p,i,x;  if(!d) d=document; if((p=n.indexOf("?"))>0&&parent.frames.length) {
    d=parent.frames[n.substring(p+1)].document; n=n.substring(0,p);}
  if(!(x=d[n])&&d.all) x=d.all[n]; for (i=0;!x&&i<d.forms.length;i++) x=d.forms[i][n];
  for(i=0;!x&&d.layers&&i<d.layers.length;i++) x=MM_findObj(n,d.layers[i].document);
  if(!x && d.getElementById) x=d.getElementById(n); return x;

function MM_showHideLayers() { //v6.0
  var i,p,v,obj,args=MM_showHideLayers.arguments;
  for (i=0; i<(args.length-2); i+=3) if ((obj=MM_findObj(args[i]))!=null) { v=args[i+2];
    if (obj.style) { obj=obj.style; v=(v=='show')?'visible':(v=='hide')?'hidden':v; }
    obj.visibility=v; }

<p><a href="#" onClick="MM_showHideLayers('Layer1','','show')">This is a header</a></p>
<div id="Layer1">Hi I'm the layer </div>


It's just a little javascript and CSS.

When you click on the header, the layer shows.  If you mess around with the behaviors and search for some tutorial, you can figure out how to make it close (either make a 2nd behavior to double click/close or have a link or graphic in the layer that is set to hide onClick.

Author Comment

ID: 16550337
i want to thank you for the reference . i had no idea that i need to do all this. i thought that i am asking a question and getting some help, and that`s it. i hope i`ll learn how to manage my questions effectively.


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