Create attractive and professional buttons right in ToolBook - Quickly
the one text line barrier that you have with standard ToolBook buttons.
buttons whatever color you wish and make them different colors for each
of the button states (normal, inverted, disabled, and checked).
Customize the caption text so that it is different colors, fonts, sizes
possibilities are endless!
Multi-Line Button Builder
Attractive buttons can mean the difference between an
amateur or a professional ToolBook product. But,
standard ToolBook functionality can be quite limiting when it comes to
buttons. The only alternative, creating the buttons outside of ToolBook, can be time
consuming and still does not guarantee a professional appearance.
These limitations are a thing of the past now with the Multi-Line Button
With the Multi-Line Button Builder tool you can create
attractive and professional buttons while working right in your ToolBook application.
That is why this is a
"must have" tool for every multimedia ToolBook developer.
Below is a button created with the Button Builder.
Notice the gradient shading that gives the button a dimensional look.
Check out the two lines of text for the caption. And, uncheck the
"enabled" box to see the "disabled" state button that was also created with
the Button Builder. Try it:
What is the Multi-Line Button Builder?
The Multi-Line Button Builder is
a ToolBook program that will create images for the four standard ToolBook
button states - normalGraphic, invertGraphic, disabledGraphic and
checkedGraphic. When launched via Developers
Exchange it will even create the button and apply the graphics in your
Why Do I Need the
Multi-Line Button Builder?
Attractive and Professional Buttons If you want to create attractive and professional buttons that match
your interface and program look and feel this is the easiest way to do
Break the One-Line Button Barrier
If you are frustrated with the one-line limitation for captions of
standard ToolBook buttons, the Button Builder will shatter that one-line
No Programming Required All of the programming work has been done for you. You just
open up the Button Builder as a Developer's Exchange Tool and start
creating your buttons! To create this type of a button building system on your own would
take you days or probably weeks - that's what it took me to create the
Rapid ROI The Multi-Line
Button Builder will pay for itself in your first project. After
that it is saving you hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
How Does the Multi-Line Button Builder Work During
The Multi-Line Button Builder is easy to use during development.
When launched via Developers Exchange it will create the button and apply
This is the main screen where you can see and interact with the button
that will be created.
Below you see the dialog for the caption which
gives us complete control over the caption text -go ahead...make it as loooong as you want :-).
If you already have a set of graphics for the various button states,
GREAT! You can use those buttons and still have the ability to
create a Multi-Line Caption. The dialog box below shows how you
existing graphics and change button properties using the tool.
If you don't already have graphics for your buttons - all the better.
The next dialog allows you to create
simple one color button graphics, but with nice shading to give them a 3-D
look. You are in complete control of the colors.
Below you see the Caption Colors pallet where we can assign a different
color for the various button states.
Finally, below you see the Save Images dialog. Notice that you have complete
control of the file format, destination, etc. including the ability to
select which button state you wish to create.
Who Developed the Multi-Line Button Builder?
I am the creator of the Multi-Line Button Builder. On the many
I have found that creating graphical buttons to suit
the interface to be very time consuming. Using the Multi-Line Button Builder I
can save many hours. I'm sure that you will find that the product will
pay for itself in no time at all.
Multi-Line Button Builder Features
Extremely easy to Install and use.
to create four images used in the standard button states.
to specify what base graphic to use for each of the button states.
even create your own base graphics to match your interface motif.