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Text Pop-up in Lotusscript

Posted on 2008-06-16
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How do I create a text pop-up (much the same as selecting Create - Hotspot - Text Pop-up in a new document) but from within lotusscript?

I'm creating a report, writing details to a new mail memo using a richtext item and the AppendText method, and I'd like to display extended information when the user hovers their mouse over particular text.
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by:mbonaci
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You cannot do it using only LotusScript, it's possible only in design elements.

It would probably be possible to write a dll using C API for L/N and then use the functions in LS.
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by:SysExpert
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I would consider building a form for your email, with this capability built in, rather than using the standard Memo form.

I hope this helps !
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by:fgrushevsky
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the C API examples provide example for building hotspot using API . It seems that it quite possible to call all these API functions from LotusScript to create a hotspot (although it would require defining many of these API functions - long and tedious process).
If you decide to go this route, there is an excellent resource for this http://www.ls2capi.com/ 
Definitely worth the money, helped me many times
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mbonaci earned 500 total points
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One more thing,
I don't know, haven't tried, but maybe you can modify this code to do what you want:

http://nsftools.com/tips/NotesTips.htm#richtextbutton

SysExpert,
then all other users would have to have that form in their mail dbs or you would have to store form in document...
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by:PeterSaunders
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Thanks All.
Guru, using DXL looks promising. The only problem is I have to create quite a few hotspots dynamically. I have a collection of selected documents from a view which I'm looping through displaying the Title field from each document in a table. Upon mouseover of Title I hope to display the contents of a Description field as a hotspot text popup.
I may be a little out of my depth modifying the code, but I'll give it a go & report back...
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by:PeterSaunders
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Sorry, I meant to say "mbonaci"
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by:PeterSaunders
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Still working on bringing it together, but your comment pointed me in the right direction so I'll award you with the points. Thank you.
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