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Taken From The Forum: Archived Topics for the old Version 3.0 JavaScript Menu
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:52

transparent menu

Poster: cjones
Dated: Tuesday December 16 2003 - 21:27:52 GMT

I would like the background of my menu to be transparent (let the background show through) when the mouse is off the menu. What do I put in the "" for the color?
"??????", // Mouse Off Background Color

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Tuesday December 16 2003 - 22:39:52 GMT

Please sit down, because you're about to smack yourself in the forehead with the palm of your hand.... ;)

Try "transparent"

You can also try "" (i.e., a null string)

Please note: from the syntax of the example you posted, I surmise that you're using version 3 of the menu system. You might consider updgrading to version 5... lots newer, lots better. I'm going to flex my new "moderator" muscles and move this thread to the version 3 forum.



Poster: Hergio
Dated: Wednesday December 17 2003 - 2:18:37 GMT

Hell yeah Kev! Whoa now, watch it, you almost busted out of your mighty mouse costume! :D

Cold Fusion Variables

Poster: patwoods
Dated: Wednesday December 17 2003 - 17:50:28 GMT

I am trying to set the menu color as a CF variable. I have tried to use


as my variable, but it sets the menu to transparent and all the submenus below it also. My guess is that I am setting things up wrong in the js context of things.

Is there an easy way? I admit I am brand new at looking at this code, but have gotten pretty much what I want out of it already in a few hours. Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated.

Poster: cjones
Dated: Wednesday December 17 2003 - 19:07:46 GMT

Well, Mighty Mouse, your suggestion didn't work. It turned my background black instead of transparent. Any more bright ideas?

PS-I am in the process of upgrading to 5.0.

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Wednesday December 17 2003 - 19:56:02 GMT


Sounds like I offended you with the "head smack" comment. If so, sorry... just having a little fun, only because you included both "transparent" and "" in your original post, and I thought it ironic that those were the options to use.

Using "" or "transparent" was how I always used to set the Mouse Off Background Color element of the style array so that the menu's background became transparent. I just tried it in a test menu, using v3.5.15, and it worked fine in ie5.5, ie6, ns7, op6.05, and op7 under win2k. Do you, by chance, have an older release of version 3 (transparency was not supported in older releases, if I recall correctly)? Also as I recall, the only browser that had problems with this was NS4... and I seem to remember that it turned the background black. Are you using NS4? I can't recall a fix for that, so I don't know if there is one. I'll have a look around and see if I can come up with a brighter idea.

Again, sorry if I offended you.



Poster: cjones
Dated: Wednesday December 17 2003 - 20:14:42 GMT

For some reason when I set BOTH the border and the mouse off to transparent it worked, eventhough I still have a border. But I don't mind the border.

Don't worry about offending me. It is just that I am an English major who has had to learn HTML because...nevermind, long story. You were just the straw that broke the camels back. I apologize.

Now if I can just get my verticle menu to look like I want, I will be a happy camper (waiting on a reply from Dave).