Hello, World Part 3: Dealing with State

In the last post, we looked at a very simple (and useless) animation. Today we will look at state and how that can be used to trigger slightly more useful animations. We’ll also move from simple “Hello, World” text to have something a bit more practical on screen, like some buttons.


Here’s a completely new file, since we’ve now graduated from white text on a blue background. I’ve included several new things here (not just state management), so we’ll go through them one by one.

<?xml version=1.0?> prefix="o" ?>

<root xml:lang=en xmlns=http://www.dvdforum.org/2005/ihd






      <style select=//button style:backgroundColor=rgba(0,0,255,255)

             style:position=absolute style:width=200px style:height=100px />



    <timing clock=page>


        <cue begin=//button[state:focused()=true() and style:backgroundColor()=’rgba(0,0,255,255)’]

             end=//button[state:focused()=false() and style:backgroundColor()=’rgba(255,0,0,255)’]>


          <set style:backgroundColor=rgba(255,0,0,255) />








    <div style:position=absolute style:x=0px style:y=0px

         style:width=1920px style:height=1080px style:backgroundColor=black>


      <button style:x=100px style:y=100px />

      <button style:x=400px style:y=100px />

      <button style:x=700px style:y=100px />


      <button style:x=100px style:y=300px />

Comments (3)

  1. adev says:

    Nice ! Is there any public documentation/specification on iHD (aside from the xsd files on http://www.dvdforum.org/2005/ 😉

  2. ptorr says:

    Check out http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/hddvd/ — there’s not much there right now, but we should be putting more content up there over time.

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