Skin Editing Question please...

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Skin Editing Question please...

Postby Rez4Life on Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi,

If I create a button using the skin editor, how do I set this button to open a web page? I’ve tried creating an event in the f2 options, but I can’t get it to work?

I know this is probably a very basic skin editing question, but I really am new to XLobby, so please forgive my ignorance
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Re: Skin Editing Question please...

Postby Marbles_00 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:20 pm

I’ve tried creating an event in the f2 options, but I can’t get it to work?


Yes, you should be creating an event in the setup options (F2/Events). Do the following:
1) Open Setup (Press F2)
2) Goto the Events tab
3) Click on the little plus symbol next to skin (or where ever you want to create your event)
4) For symplicity sake, there is most likely an event group called goto. Just click on that to highlight it
5) Click on the "Add Event" button.
6) Name your new event to the website you want to access (ie CNN), and keep it highlighted
7) in the "Commands" window scroll down to view web browser commands
8 ) Select the goto url command and in the URL window, add http://www.cnn.com
9) Click on the "Add" button to add the command to your event you just called CNN.
10) Close Setup

Now in your screen in which you want to call on your newly created event, open the skin editor (Pause/Break)
11) Click on the "Screen" tab
12) Click on the "Add Button" tab
13) Select your button to add to your screen, then click on the "Add" button
14) Now goto the new button on your screen, click anywhere within the button to highlight/control it (your cursor will change to four arrows when you are over a button that you have selected)
15) Goto the "Item" tab within the skin editor
16) Goto the "Event" tab
17) Under the "Click Event", press "Assign"
18) Scroll through and find your newly created CNN event under skin/goto
19) Once highligted, click on the "Select" button

That should be it. If you have a browser window on that same screen, clicking on the button should take you to CNN's website.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Skin Editing Question please...

Postby Rez4Life on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:18 am

Thank you for all your help mate!

Could you please explain to me how to create a browser window on the page?
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Re: Skin Editing Question please...

Postby Marbles_00 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:40 pm

Could you please explain to me how to create a browser window on the page?

To create a browser window do the follow:
1) Open the skin editor (Pause/Break)
2) Click on the "Screen" tab
3) Goto the window under "Website" and type in the address of any website...for example sake I will use CNN. It has to be typed in this way http://www.cnn.com . You need the http:// otherwise it won't work
4) Click on the "Add" button.
5) In your screen, in the top left corner, you should see a box get created. It should load to the webpage you defined above.
6) To modify the box, goto the "Item" tab, then the "Default" tab.
7) Click on the web address in the window of items shown in the Item tab.
8 ) Modify the position of the box by adjusting the X:Y coordinates
9) Modify the size of the box by adjusting the W:H values.

Hope that helps.
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