Replicate custom RH See Also controls?

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Replicate custom RH See Also controls?

Postby nhhale on Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:43 am

In one of my RH X3 projects, I included several DesignerControl objects in individual topics; the controls appeared as buttons linking to specific See Also keywords, providing easy links to key related information, as shown in the attached picture:
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When I imported this project to Flare 3.1, all of these DesignerControls were converted to See Also links that look identical. I've looked through the Flare Help and through these forums, but I haven't found anything that suggests there is a way I can replicate what I had in the RH X3 project (which is no longer compiling correctly, though it did for years). Anyone have any ideas about how I could duplicate what I had or create something similar in Flare?
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Re: Replicate custom RH See Also controls?

Postby LTinker68 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:57 am

You might be able to do something comparable. In the stylesheet, if you click on conceptLink and expand its Unclassified group, then you'll see properties called mc-label, mc-image, mc-image-position, and mc-image-spacing. It seems like I tried awhile ago to replace mc-image with a custom image and tried to clear out the mc-label property and it wouldn't let me and I submitted it as a bug, but I can't remember what version I reported that in, or if it's still the case.

So you'll have to do some trial-and-error. If Flare doesn't let you clear out the label, then you'll probably want to create sub-classes of the conceptLink and specify different text for the label property for each class. Then create a custom button-ish image for the background and specify it as the image for each class.
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Re: Replicate custom RH See Also controls?

Postby nhhale on Fri May 02, 2008 12:33 pm

Thanks, Lisa. Your suggestion worked perfectly.
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