October 8, 2001 - Creating Popup Windows | WebReference

October 8, 2001 - Creating Popup Windows

Yehuda Shiran October 8, 2001
Creating Popup Windows
Tips: October 2001

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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One easy way to create tool tips is by using the popup window. You can control its size, location, style, and innerHTML. You can use its style object to specify the backgroundColor, border, fontSize, and fontFamily. Try this popup window. Find it somewhere in the upper left corner of your desktop. Click anywhere to get rid of the popup window. Here is how we define it:

  var oPopup = window.createPopup();
  oPopupBody = oPopup.document.body;
  oPopupBody.innerHTML = "Hello There";
  oPopupBody.style.backgroundColor = "#ffff66";
  oPopupBody.style.border = "1 solid black";
  oPopupBody.style.fontSize = "12px";
  oPopupBody.style.fontFamily = "Courier New";
// -->
And here is how we call it in the above "Try" link:

  oPopup.show(100, 200, 100, 20);
You prepare the object off line, as shown above, and then display it with the show() method. This method has four parameters:

  show(x-location, y-location, width, height);
The coordinates are relative to the top left corner of your desktop.

This tip is relevant to Internet Explorer 5.5 and above.