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Javascript: VML and onmouseover and onmouseout event howto?

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Hi,

   I would like to know how to use on a VML element the fonction onmouseover. My element is dynamic.

Here is a piece of the code, there is only this part missing to make it work. I will use the onmouseover
on the rect element and when it fire I will assign a variable an ID, the one of the group element.
This will let me drag the whole group, the whole drag and drop should be working it's only the onmouseover that I don't figure out. For the moment I have remove it from the code.


var vm = document.createElement("v:group");
      vm.setAttribute("id", this.Name);
      vm.style.position = "absolute";
      vm.style.width = this.W + "px";
      vm.style.height = this.H + "px";
      vm.style.left = this.X + "px";
      vm.style.top = this.Y + "px";
      vm.style.zIndex = 0
      vm.setAttribute("coordsize", this.W + " " + this.H);
 
      var rect = document.createElement("v:rect");
      rect.setAttribute("id", this.Name + "_rect1")
      vm.style.position = "relative";
      rect.style.width = this.W  + "px";
      rect.style.height = this.H + "px";
      rect.style.zIndex = 1
      rect.setAttribute("fillcolor", "black");
      vm.appendChild(rect);
      document.body.appendChild(vm);
      vm = null
      rect = null

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Question by:Dogofwars
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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 20391071
You mean

vm.onmouseover=function() {
  window.status = this.id;
  return true;
}

vm.onmouseout=function() {
  window.status = '';
  return true;
}

(Simple example).


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by:Dogofwars
ID: 20391788
Almost, the onmouseover most trigger only another function to give it's id to a master object like the following

Thank you by the way for your assistance.
function MasterObject()
{
   this.ActiveObject
}
 
var MO =  new MasterObject
 
vm.onmouseover = MO.ActiveObject = vm.id or 
rect.onmouseover = MO.ActiveObject = vm.id

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by:Dogofwars
ID: 20391798
oups. I mean var MO =  new MasterObject()
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Author Comment

by:Dogofwars
ID: 20393243
This seem to work but I cannot reference back the variable to this.Name for instance that is within the object. I presume it has no way to do so with variable since it execute the code outside the scope of the object. Would it be possible to do the following.
vm.onmouseover = this.Owner.Name + ".OnMouseOver('" + this.Name + "')"
 
When it fire the event it give this
   
    MasterObjectName.OnMouseOver('TestObject')

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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 20394536
If you replace an event handler you need to assign a function or run a function that returns a function

This is not valid javascript

this.Owner.Name + ".OnMouseOver('" + this.Name + "')"
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by:Dogofwars
ID: 20396543
Do you have some kind of example to overcome this problem
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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 20398168
I gave an example. I do not understand the string
this.Owner.Name + ".OnMouseOver('" + this.Name + "')"

at all
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Author Comment

by:Dogofwars
ID: 20398389
This get transform to a text string that will later be a regular javscript instruction

Like

this.Owner.Name + ".OnMouseOver('" + this.Name + "')"

become

aObject.OnMouseOver('SomeObjectID')

Anyhow the problem is that I need the example you provide to carry the reference of the object itself because for instance this.id is not reference to the object in question but just the general pool like the main variable. It's really a pain though it kinda work just the way you provided but with a lot of flaw, I have to use extra windows event and some general variable which is more difficult to track every object.

vm.onmouseover=function() {
  window.status = this.id;
  return true;
}



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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 20401289
You mean



vm.onmouseover=function() {
  someOtherObject.onmouseover()
}


OnMouseOver is not a valid reference ot a mousover event of an object

Perhaps you mean
vm.onmouseover=function() {
  someOtherObject.SomeSpecialFunctionYouWrote('someId')
}

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Michel Plungjan earned 2000 total points
ID: 20401295
You can also do this:

vm.setAttribute("myParentId", "X1234");
vm.setAttribute("myParameter", "Z5678");


Perhaps you mean
vm.onmouseover=function() {
  var parentId = this.getAttribute('myParentId');
  var parameter = this.getAttribute('myParameter')
  someFunction(document.getElementById(parentId),parameter)
}

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by:Dogofwars
ID: 31412169
That is good compromise if at all a compromise, thank you very much that will be really useful for my drag and drop function with VML :)
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