Using the behavior actions that come with Dreamweaver

Using the behavior actions that come with Dreamweaver

The behavior actions included with Dreamweaver have been written to work in Netscape Navigator 4.0 and later, and in Internet Explorer 4.0 and later. Most of these behavior actions also work in Netscape Navigator version 3.0 and later. (The layer-related behaviors do not work in Netscape Navigator 3.0.) Most of these behavior actions fail silently in Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Although the Dreamweaver actions were written to maximize cross-browser compatibility, some actions do not work in older browsers. Also, some browsers do not support JavaScript at all, and many people who browse the web keep JavaScript turned off in their browsers. For best cross-platform results, provide alternative interfaces enclosed in noscript tags so that people without JavaScript can still use your site.

This section covers the following topics:

  • Call JavaScript
  • Change Property
  • Check Browser
  • Check Plugin
  • Control Shockwave or Flash
  • Drag Layer
  • Go to URL
  • Jump Menu
  • Open Browser Window
  • Play Sound
  • Popup Message
  • Preload Images
  • Set Nav Bar Image
  • Set Text of Frame
  • Set Text of Layer
  • Set Text of Status Bar
  • Set Text of Text Field
  • Show-Hide Layers
  • Show Pop-Up Menu
  • Swap Image
  • Swap Image Restore
  • Validate Form

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