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How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

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    How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

    I want my tabbedui button to be a hyperlink that looks like all the other hyperlinks in the application; underscored text that, when you hover over it, fades out and has a little hand pointing to it.

    It doesn't. It is underscored text that when I hover over it, it looks like a button or text with a color block over it.

    How do you make the 'tabbedui button = hyperlink' really be a hyperlink?

    Re: How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

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    Ok now .. the 1st pic shown here shows the default setting for a 'hyperlink' on the tabbed UI. The 2nd Pic shows what it looks like when I hover over it. The 3rd pic shows what it looks like - and what I would like for it to look like - in one of Selwyns demo videos.

    Everywhere that I look in the Style Builder, a "link" looks like a link as shown in pic #3. I assume this would be a control but who knows? How do I make the link look like a link and not a depressed button? What is the object called so that I might find it in style builder?


      Re: How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

      The problem is that the button "stuff" gets rendered into the hyperlink as "onmouse" events. This is the rendered HTML/Javascript from an "Other Control" Hyperlink

      <a style="" class="GrGrayLink" href="#" title="" id="HYPERLINK_1">This is Hyperlink Text</a>

      and this is the HTML/Javascript rendered from a Tabbed UI Button Hyperlink.

      <a onmouseout="$rcn(this,'GrGrayButtonPressed');$rcn(this,'GrGrayButtonHover');" onmouseover="$acn(this,'GrGrayButtonHover');" onmouseup="$rcn(this,'GrGrayButtonPressed');" onmousedown="$acn(this,'GrGrayButtonPressed');" onclick="action_tbi_e7d3539e_ebaf_488c_b57a_519474adc051(); return false;" title="" style="" class="GrGrayLink" href="#">Price Lookup</a>
      It's all the onmouse events that are causing the problem. If they're taken out, with just the onclick left in place, then the hyerlink behaves as you'd think it would.

      If there was a way to add an ID to the Tabbed UI Button Hyerlink then the onmouse events could be changed. There an ID available for the Other Controls Hyerlink, but not for the Tabbed UI Button.

      You could create a new style to get around this but maybe there's a better way... not sure. Maybe ask Selwyn why the hyperlink behaves like a button.


        Re: How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

        Thank you. Very good explanation. I have sent Selwyn a message asking why it behaves this way. I would think there has to be a better way and maybe Selwyn will explain how to do that. Otherwise I guess I have to play with style sheets whenever I get some time.


          Re: How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

          i think that it should be considered a bug that the hyperlink has onhover events like a button. i will change this for the next update.


            Re: How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

            this is fixed now. if you want a pre-release, please let me know. otherwise, it will be in the next update. thanks for bringing to our attention.


              Re: How to make tabbedui button look like a hyperlink

              Selwyn -

              Thanks for fixing the hyperlink onhover events for the ui button. But I've discovered that it still does not work when the container is a tree control. Hyperlink is an available "Object Type" in the tree control .. but when selected .. the tabbed ui button does not display as a hyperlink. It still looks like a button.