Link objects - shortcuts
Link objects have the same properties as buttons, but without their visual characteristics.
Link objects are introduced to make creating menu bars and pop-up menus easier. In addition to this, it is also possible to create a link object and then to link the corresponding button with this link object for functions that are used frequently.
If several similar menu projects are created that use same-name files or same functions, it is also possible to copy the file containing the link objects (LinkObj.ini) from an existing project into a new project. This can make things considerably easier and shorten project development times.
Administrating link objects
Choose "Objects - create/administrate link objects" from the Editor's menu bar or click on the corresponding symbol in the tool bar. A dialog window containing a list of all link objects is opened.
The list of link objects
Defining new link objects
In the link object dialog window click on the button marked "New" in order to define a new link object. The same dialog window for defining a button is opened, but without the settings for the visual properties. You will find more information about this on the following page: The buttons
Editing link objects
Select the desired object from the list of link objects and then click on the button marked "Edit".
Deleting a link object
Select the desired object from the list of link objects and then click on the button marked "Delete".
Linking a link object to a button
You will find detailed information about this on the following page: Buttons
Creating link objects to complex objects
A number of objects require an assistant to complete the linking process, these include the search assistant, Flash movie assistant and the copy assistant etc. Because the assistants always create a button, you can proceed as follows:
- Call up the integration assistant that you require, make the settings and create the button.
- Select button.
- Select "Objects - create / administrate link objects" or click on the corresponding button in the tool bar.
- In the link objects dialog window click on the button marked "insert selected button". This serves in creating a new link; the settings of the previously selected button are adopted.
- Exit the dialog window.
- You can delete the button that was created temporarily afterwards.