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Hiermenus Go Forth, IV:
Version 4 - The Page-Specific Parameters


Sets the background color of all menu items in the page. All menus, in all cascades (top-level and children) are affected.

HM_PG_BGColor overrides site-wide global settings declared in the external script.

HM_PG_BGColor can be overwritten on a per-tree basis by the background_color parameter element in top-level menu arrays.

Hexadecimal color values or color name.
IE-only: May also use CSS decimal RGB color value or user-defined system color value.

May be specified as:
  • string
  • string JS expression to be evaluated

Example Values
string: "#0038AD"
    All menu item backgrounds will display in the color defined by #0038AD

string: "green"
    All menu item text backgrounds will display in green.

JS expression: "getBGColor()"
    A custom function that you have created will be called. The return value of this function will be the HM_PG_BGColor parameter, and all menus in the page will comply.

JS expression: "(IE4) ? 'threedface' : 'lightgrey'"
    The complete JS code is included in the parameter declaration. In the above example, HM_PG_BGColor will be threedface (an IE4+ user-defined system color value) if Explorer is being used and lightgrey for all other browsers.

If this parameter is omitted the relevant Global Parameter value, set in the external script is used.

Differences from Version 3 equivalent
The backCol parameter in Version 3:
  • was mandatory.
  • did not accept JS expression values.

If you are writing for an IE-only environment, for example, a corporate intranet, you can also use:
  • CSS decimal RGB color values in the form: rgb(red green blue)
    Ex. "rgb(205 5 122)"
  • user-defined system color values. See Column 24 for a complete list of these values.
    Ex. "infobackground"

Next, HM_PG_BGColorOver.

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Created: Nov 22, 2000
Revised: Nov 22, 2000

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