You handle general editing functions in the Document window. These functions insert text, HTML, and objects; apply, change, and remove font and character markup; modify tags and attributes; and more.

dom.applyCharacterMarkup()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Applies the specified type of character markup to the selection. If the selection is an insertion point, it applies the specified character markup to any subsequently typed text.

Arguments

tagName

  • The tagName argument is the tag name that is associated with the character markup. It must be one of the following strings: "b", "cite", "code", "dfn", "em", "i", "kbd", "samp", "s", "strong", "tt", "u", or "var".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.applyFontMarkup()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Applies the FONT tag and the specified attribute and value to the current selection.

Arguments

attribute, value

  • The attribute argument must be "face", "size", or "color".

  • The value argument is the value to be assigned to the attribute; for example, "Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif", "5", or "#FF0000".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.deleteSelection()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Deletes the selection in the document.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.editAttribute()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Displays the appropriate interface for editing the specified Document attribute. In most cases, this interface is a dialog box. This function is valid only for the active document.

Arguments

attribute

  • The attribute is a string that specifies the tag attribute that you want to edit.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.exitBlock()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Exits the current paragraph or heading block, leaving the insertion point outside all block elements.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.getCharSet()

Availability

Dreamweaver 4.

Description

Returns the charset attribute in the meta tag of the document.

Arguments

None.

Returns

The encoding identity of the document. For example, for a Latin1 document, the function returns iso-8859-1.

dom.getFontMarkup()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets the value of the specified attribute of the FONT tag for the current selection.

Arguments

attribute

  • The attribute argument must be "face", "size", or "color".

Returns

A string that contains the value of the specified attribute or an empty string if the attribute is not set.

dom.getLineFromOffset()

Availability

Dreamweaver MX.

Description

Finds the line number of a specific character offset in the text (the HTML or JavaScript code) of the file.

Arguments

offset

  • The offset argument is an integer that represents the character location from the beginning of the file.

Returns

An integer that represents the line number in the document.

dom.getLinkHref()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets the link that surrounds the current selection. This function is equivalent to looping through the parents and grandparents of the current node until a link is found and then calling the getAttribute('HREF') on the link.

Arguments

None.

Returns

A string that contains the name of the linked file, which is expressed as a file:// URL.

dom.getLinkTarget()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets the target of the link that surrounds the current selection. This function is equivalent to looping through the parents and grandparents of the current node until a link is found and then calling the getAttribute('TARGET') function on the link.

Arguments

None.

Returns

A string that contains the value of the TARGET attribute for the link or an empty string if no target is specified.

dom.getListTag()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets the style of the selected list.

Arguments

None.

Returns

A string that contains the tag that is associated with the list ("ul", "ol", or "dl") or an empty string if no tag is associated with the list. This value always returns in lowercase letters.

dom.getTextAlignment()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets the alignment of the block that contains the selection.

Arguments

None.

Returns

A string that contains the value of the ALIGN attribute for the tag that is associated with the block or an empty string if the ALIGN attribute is not set for the tag. This value always returns in lowercase letters.

dom.getTextFormat()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets the block format of the selected text.

Arguments

None.

Returns

A string that contains the block tag that is associated with the text (for example, "p", "h1", "pre", and so on) or an empty string if no block tag is associated with the selection. This value always returns in lowercase letters.

dom.hasCharacterMarkup()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Checks whether the selection already has the specified character markup.

Arguments

markupTagName

  • The markupTagName argument is the name of the tag that you’re checking. It must be one of the following strings: "b", "cite", "code", "dfn", "em", "i", "kbd", "samp", "s", "strong", "tt", "u", or "var".

Returns

A Boolean value that indicates whether the entire selection has the specified character markup. The function returns a value of false if only part of the selection has the specified markup.

dom.indent()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Indents the selection using BLOCKQUOTE tags. If the selection is a list item, this function indents the selection by converting the selected item into a nested list. This nested list is of the same type as the outer list and contains one item, the original selection.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.insertHTML()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Inserts HTML content into the document at the current insertion point.

Arguments

contentToInsert, {bReplaceCurrentSelection}

  • The contentToInsert argument is the content you want to insert.

  • The bReplaceCurrentSelection argument, which is optional, is a Boolean value that indicates whether the content should replace the current selection. If the bReplaceCurrentSelection argument is a value of true, the content replaces the current selection. If the value is false, the content is inserted after the current selection.

Returns

Nothing.

Example

The following code inserts the HTML string <b>130</b> into the current document:

 var theDOM = dw.getDocumentDOM(); 
 theDOM.insertHTML('<b>130</b>');

The result appears in the Document window.

dom.insertObject()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Inserts the specified object, prompting the user for parameters if necessary.

Arguments

objectName

  • The objectName argument is the name of an object in the Configuration/Objects folder.

Returns

Nothing.

Example

A call to the dom.insertObject('Button') function inserts a form button into the active document after the current selection. If nothing is selected, this function inserts the button at the current insertion point.

Note:

Although object files can be stored in separate folders, it’s important that these files have unique names. If a file called Button.htm exists in the Forms folder and also in the MyObjects folder, Dreamweaver cannot distinguish between them.

dom.insertText()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Inserts text content into the document at the current insertion point.

Arguments

contentToInsert, {bReplaceCurrentSelection}

  • The contentToInsert argument is the content that you want to insert.

  • The bReplaceCurrentSelection argument, which is optional, is a Boolean value that indicates whether the content should replace the current selection. If the bReplaceCurrentSelection argument is a value of true, the content replaces the current selection. If the value is false, the content is inserted after the current selection.

Returns

Nothing.

Example

The following code inserts the text: &lt;b&gt;130&lt;/b&gt; into the current document:

 var theDOM = dreamweaver.getDocumentDOM(); 
 theDOM.insertText('<b>130</b>');

The results appear in the Document window.

dom.newBlock()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Creates a new block with the same tag and attributes as the block that contains the current selection or creates a new paragraph if the pointer is outside all blocks.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

Example

If the current selection is inside a center-aligned paragraph, a call to the dom.newBlock() function inserts <p align="center"> after the current paragraph.

dom.notifyFlashObjectChanged()

Availability

Dreamweaver 4.

Description

Tells Dreamweaver that the current Flash object file has changed. Dreamweaver updates the Preview display, resizing it as necessary, preserving the width-height ratio from the original size.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.outdent()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Outdents the selection.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.removeCharacterMarkup()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Removes the specified type of character markup from the selection.

Arguments

tagName

  • The tagName argument is the tag name that is associated with the character markup. It must be one of the following strings: "b", "cite", "code", "dfn", "em", "i", "kbd", "samp", "s", "strong", "tt", "u", or "var".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.removeFontMarkup()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Removes the specified attribute and its value from a FONT tag. If removing the attribute leaves only the FONT tag, the FONT tag is also removed.

Arguments

attribute

  • The attribute argument must be "face", "size", or "color".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.resizeSelection()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Resizes the selected object to the specified dimensions.

Arguments

newWidth, newHeight

  • The newWidth argument specifies the new width to which the function will set the selected object.

  • The newHeight argument specifies the new height to which the function will set the selected object.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.setAttributeWithErrorChecking()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Sets the specified attribute to the specified value for the current selection, prompting the user if the value is the wrong type or if it is out of range. This function is valid only for the active document.

Arguments

attribute, value

  • The attribute argument specifies the attribute to set for the current selection.

  • The value argument specifies the value to set for the attribute.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.setLinkHref()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Makes the selection a hypertext link or changes the URL value of the HREF tag that encloses the current selection.

Arguments

linkHREF

  • The linkHREF argument is the URL (document-relative path, root-relative path, or absolute URL) comprising the link. If this argument is omitted, the Select HTML File dialog box appears.

Returns

Nothing.

Enabler

dom.setLinkTarget()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Sets the target of the link that surrounds the current selection. This function is equivalent to looping through the parents and grandparents of the current node until a link is found and then calling the setAttribute('TARGET') function on the link.

Arguments

{linkTarget}

  • The linkTarget argument, which is optional, is a string that represents a frame name, window name, or one of the reserved targets ("_self", "_parent", "_top", or "_blank"). If the argument is omitted, the Set Target dialog box appears.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.setListBoxKind()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Changes the kind of the selected SELECT menu.

Arguments

kind

  • The kind argument must be either "menu" or "list box".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.showListPropertiesDialog()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Opens the List Properties dialog box.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

Enabler

dom.setListTag()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Sets the style of the selected list.

Arguments

listTag

  • The listTag argument is the tag that is associated with the list. It must be "ol", "ul", "dl", or an empty string.

Returns

Nothing.

dom.setTextAlignment()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Sets the ALIGN attribute of the block that contains the selection to the specified value.

Arguments

alignValue

  • The alignValue argument must be "left", "center", or "right".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.setTextFieldKind()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3 (deprecated since Dreamweaver CS5.5)

Description

Sets the format of the selected text field.

Arguments

fieldType

  • The fieldType argument must be "input", "textarea", or "password".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.setTextFormat()

Availability

Dreamweaver 4.

Description

Sets the block format of the selected text.

Arguments

blockFormat

  • The blockFormat argument is a string that specifies one of the following formats: "" (for no format), "p", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6", or "pre".

Returns

Nothing.

dom.showFontColorDialog()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Opens the Color Picker dialog box.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dreamweaver.deleteSelection()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Deletes the selection in the active document or the Site panel; on the Macintosh, it deletes the text box that has focus in a dialog box or floating panel.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

Enabler

dreamweaver.editFontList()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Opens the Edit Font List dialog box.

Arguments

None.

Returns

Nothing.

dreamweaver.getFontList()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Gets a list of all the font groups that appear in the text Property inspector and in the Style Definition dialog box.

Arguments

None.

Returns

An array of strings that represent each item in the font list.

Example

For the default installation of Dreamweaver, a call to the dreamweaver.getFontList() function returns an array that contains the following items:

  • "Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"

  • "Times New Roman, Times, serif"

  • "Courier New, Courier, mono"

  • "Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif"

  • "Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"

dreamweaver.getFontStyles()

Availability

Dreamweaver 4.

Description

Returns the styles that a specified TrueType font supports.

Arguments

fontName

  • The fontName argument is a string that contains the name of the font.

Returns

An array of three Boolean values that indicates what the font supports. The first value indicates whether the font supports bold, the second indicates whether the font supports italic, and the third indicates whether the font supports both bold and italic.

dreamweaver.getKeyState()

Availability

Dreamweaver 3.

Description

Determines whether the specified modifier key is depressed.

Arguments

key

  • The key argument must be one of the following values: "Cmd", "Ctrl", "Alt", or "Shift". In Windows, "Cmd" and "Ctrl" refer to the Control key; on the Macintosh, "Alt" refers to the Option key.

Returns

A Boolean value that indicates whether the key is pressed.

Example

The following code checks that both the Shift and Control keys (Windows) or Shift and Command keys (Macintosh) are pressed before performing an operation:

 if (dw.getKeyState("Shift") && dw.getKeyState("Cmd")){ 
    // execute code 
}

dreamweaver.getNaturalSize()

Availability

Dreamweaver 4.

Description

Returns the width and height of a graphical object.

Arguments

url

  • The url argument points to a graphical object for which the dimensions are wanted. Dreamweaver must support this object (GIF, JPEG, PNG, Flash, and Shockwave). The URL that is provided as the argument to the getNaturalSize() function must be an absolute URL that points to a local file; it cannot be a relative URL.

Returns

An array of two integers where the first integer defines the width of the object, and the second defines the height.

dreamweaver.getSystemFontList()

Availability

Dreamweaver 4.

Description

Returns a list of fonts for the system. This function can get either all fonts or only TrueType fonts.

Arguments

fontTypes

  • The fontTypes argument is a string that contains either the value all, or the value TrueType.

Returns

An array of strings that contain the entire font names; returns a value of null if no fonts are found.

dreamweaver.getSystemFontName()

Availability

Dreamweaver CS5.

Description

Returns the system font name.

Arguments

Nothing.

Returns

A string containing the system font name.

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