Hiermenus Go Forth, III - DHTML Lab
Hiermenus Go Forth*, III:
Version 4 - The External Arrays - Menu and Item Parameters
This column is the third in a multi-column discussion of a new version of the hierarchical menu script.
Until our discussion is complete, the current version of the script will still be the latest maintenance release of Version 3: 3.10.3.
Read this column, and future columns, to learn how we built the menu script.
Use the most recent version of the script, always available in HierMenus Central.
In this column we continue our discussion of the Version 4 menu-creating arrays.
Recall that in Column 35 and Column 36, we introduced the new Version 4 structure of the menu arrays and discussed the Tree-Specific Overhead Parameters. That is, the array elements that serve as parameters affecting the look and behavior of a specific menu tree. These parameters are all declared in the top-level menu arrays.
This time, we will look at
The structure of child menu arrays, and
The Item-Specific Parameters, which affect the look and behavior of menu items and exist in both top-level and child menu arrays.
We will learn how to expand the HM functionality beyond just Hierarchical Menus to include:
- labeled menus
- pop-up tooltips
- description boxes
- and much more
First, let's look at the structure of the arrays that create child menus.
*with apologies to Blackadder
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Created: Oct 03, 2000
Revised: Oct 03, 2000