Marc Hughes

I am a developer from a bit west of Boston.

Image/screenshot viewer with hotspots

12 Aug 2007

Yesterday, I found myself wanting to post some screenshots of a project I'm working on, but I wanted to be able to define "hotspots" on the image that would display more information upon mousing over them. Here is what I came up with:

But that's not the cool part. The cool part is in only a couple hours, I was able to extend that viewer into an AIR application that could edit the XML config file. Here's some screenshots of that tool:

I'm using ObjectHandles to handle moving & resizing the hotspots. Then I'm using a simple RichTextEditor to edit the text that is displayed upon mouseover.

This tool needs some work, but I could see it being useful to other people someday.