A little help with recreating msn.com helpPane fun

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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1969

    Default A little help with recreating msn.com helpPane fun

    Gentlemen,<BR><BR>could someone provide me with a simplified javascript <BR>code of the one used @ msn.com? It&#039;s like this: @ msn.com <BR>@ the upper-right corner, you click "HELP"<BR><BR>-&#062; what happens is this: the function doHelp(); <BR> (in http://www.msn.com/js/helppane17.js) is being <BR> triggered, resulting in:<BR>a. your current browserWindow resizing to make room for<BR>b. the appearing helpPane.<BR><BR>-&#062; now, if you close the helpPane (through any means), your <BR> browserWindow containing msn.com, resizes to it&#039;s previous <BR> state - read: fullscreen state again.<BR><BR>This also works in Netscape 4.7.<BR><BR>so i downloaded these pages and scripts, but am not able <BR>to run the same functionality in my own website. My <BR>browserwindow just won&#039;t resize :(<BR>Could anyone please provide me with brossbrowser script(s) <BR>that have te same functionality as descriped, though are <BR>more easy to understand?<BR><BR>Don&#039;t bother the ASP driven functionalities that go with<BR>it (i.e. the L_H_TEXT (see source of msn.com) variable<BR>submits an opening line to the helpPane) - i can do this<BR>myself.<BR><BR>I sure hope someone can help me...it would be of great<BR>help for our own little company intranet.<BR><BR>Thanx in advance for your time and effort,<BR>Greetings, Marc

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 1969

    Default An easier way...

    ...would be to simply popup new windows and close the existing ones. If the window being closed might contain user form input, then you&#039;d want to copy the form contents to the popped up window, but that&#039;s not hard. Just a for loop through all the form fields.<BR><BR>Note that the MSN code isn&#039;t perfect, by any means! If I have a moderately sized window, push "Help", then the pair of windows I see eat up the entire screen. When I close the right hand window, the main window does *not* go back to the original size! Which is *very* annoying. I don&#039;t like the MSN way of doing it, at all. Surely you could improve it?<BR><BR>

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