Placing Hotspots

Description

The placement of a hotspot on a form invokes the Button Genie. A hot spot is like a transparent button; when you click on it, a script is executed. When you move your cursor over a hot spot, the mouse pointer changes to a hand. You might place a hot spot over an image to give it an OnClick event. Or you could use a hot spot as a hidden control about which only you, the developer, knows. To create a Hotspot object:

  1. Open a form in Design mode.

  2. Select the Hotspot tool from the Toolbox and draw the hot spot on the form.

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  3. The Define Hotspot dialog appears.

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  4. Click Next to define an action script for the Hotspot object.

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Hotspot Properties 

The Hotspot Properties dialog box (select Properties... from the Hotspot object right-click menu) exposes properties such as Always on Top, which lets you ensure that a hot spot is accessible on all pages of a Tab object.

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