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Reply to: Highlighting current XML element with CSS

Here's a JScript function that will “flash” the current element in XMetaL by repeatedly selecting the parent element and then reselecting the original selection.  It's a bit of a silly hack, but it may be appropriate for certain kinds of “where am I?” situations.

[code]
//XMetaL Script Language JScript:

function flash_element(num_blinks) {
var obj=new ActiveXObject(“SQExtras.Methods”);
for (var i=1; i<=num_blinks; i++) {
var remember_position = ActiveDocument.Range;
Selection.SelectElement();
obj.GoToSleep(250);  // 250 milliseconds = quarter second
remember_position.Select();
}
obj = null;
}

flash_element(3);
[/code]

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