Contents Bar for your Ebook

Applies to HTML Viewer, IE Browser publications.

Adding a table of contents (TOC) to your publication or ebook provides end users with a hierarchical view of the content. Users click a topic listed in the table of contents, and are taken directly to the information they are looking for. To enable it, set Visible to true.

To manage the items of your Table Of Contents, use the TOC editor (Application Settings => Table Of Contents).

List of properties

  • AutoExpand: set AutoExpand to True to cause the selected item to expand (its children will be visible) and the unselected items to collapse.

  • AutoFindTopic: if True, the publication will always try to locate the current displayed HTML page in the TOC and make it as selected. Automatically set to True if a Browse Sequence is used.

  • CloseIfSearchPanelOpens: if True, the TOC is closed when the search panel is shown and vice versa. This mimics the default behavior of CHM files.

  • DefaultTarget: You can specify in which frame the documents should open, otherwise if you leave this property blank, the frame system will be ignored. HTML Executable-special targets may be used. Note that frame targets are only supported by IE browser publications.

  • HideSelection: if True, the current selected node is hidden when the TOC does not hold the focus.

  • InitialWidth: the initial width (in pixels) of the TOC. Use this option to set the size so no horizontal scrollbar is displayed.

  • IsSticky: if True, the TOC will always remain visible. End users cannot close it (the Contents button is in this case unnecessary).

  • OverrideFontSize: by default, the TOC is rendered with the font defined by the selected skin. You can override the value of the font size (size is in points). For instance, enter “12” and the TOC will use a size of 12pt.

  • ShowAtStartup: displays the TOC tree at startup or not. End users can then use the Contents button (see above) to display it.

  • ShowButtons: if ShowButtons is True, a button will appear to the left of each parent item. The user can click the button to expand or collapse the child items as an alternative to double-clicking the parent item.

  • ShowLines: if ShowLines is True, lines linking child nodes to their parent nodes are displayed. Nodes at the root of the hierarchy are not automatically linked. To link nodes at the root, the ShowRoot property must also be set to True.

  • ShowOnRightSide: if True, the contents bar will be displayed on the right side of the window (instead of the left one by default) and other navigation panels will be displayed on the left side.

  • ShowRoot: to show lines connecting top-level nodes to a single root, set the tree view’s ShowRoot and ShowLines properties to True.

  • SkinDataName: internal use only at this time. Do not change the value.

  • Visible: if set to false, the contents bar feature will be removed. Do not forget to set this crucial property to True if you create a TOC in the TOC editor.

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