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Question #232

Can I have a link that will open a page that contains an Glide Panel Magic system and trigger a specific content panel to open when the page loads? Perhaps by using a special anchor or an URL parameter?

The Answer

Prepared Feb. 2008 by Gerry Jacobsen, PVII

Yes. The Glide Panel Magic system includes an opener detection system that will look for a special URL parameter in the page's URL and will open the specified content panel.

Here' how to deploy:

The Glide Panel opener will look for the GPM component number, an underscore, and the GPM content panel.

Anchor Method:

The system will look for gpm plus a panel reference after the anchor. The anchor, index.htm#gpm1_4, will trigger panel 4 in the first Glide Panel component on the page.


URL Parameter Method:

The system will look for gpm= in the URL parameter. A URL parameter, index.htm?gpm=2_4, will trigger panel 4 in the second Glide Panel component on the page.

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