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How to use Lightbox with a flash component

Follow these steps to add Lightbox (possibility to pop-up only images) functionality to Flash files:

 

Step 1. First, download Lightbox++

Step 2. Copy the css, images and js folders from the archive in the same folder with your HTML file on your web server. This HTML file should embed the SWF file to which you want to add the Lightbox to.

If your site is running on Wordpress or Joomla, you will need to copy these folders in a new folder, let's call it lightbox, in the root of your Joomla/Wordpress site.

 

Step 3. Edit the HTML file and add these lines in the <head> section:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/lightbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<script src="js/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="js/scriptaculous.js?load=effects" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="js/lightbox++.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Make sure you use the correct path for the above files.

For Joomla or Wordpress sites, you need to update the code, to make it point to the root lightbox folder, where you copied the Lightbox folders in step 2:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="lightbox/css/lightbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<script src="lightbox/js/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="lightbox/js/scriptaculous.js?load=effects" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="lightbox/js/lightbox++.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

If your site is running on Joomla, you will need to add the code right before the </head> tag of the index.php file located in your active template's folder (e.g. templates/rhuk_milkyway/index.php)

If your site is running on Wordpress you need to add the code in the <head> section of the header.php file located in your active theme's folder (e.g. wp-content/themes/twentyten/header.php)

 

Step 4 (option A). If you want to have a Lightbox Image Set (with Next and Previous buttons), right after the lines from Step 3 add these lines, otherwise go to Step 4 (option B)

<script type="text/javascript">
function GroupDelegate(id) {
 var objLink = document.getElementById(id);
 Lightbox.prototype.start(objLink);
}
</script>

 

In the body of your HTML file you’ll have to add invisible links to the images which will be displayed in the Lightbox, like this:

<a id="img1" title="First image" rel="lightbox[img]" href="images/01.jpg"></a>
<a id="img2" title="Second image" rel="lightbox[img]" href="images/02.jpg"></a>

 

Step 4 (option B). If you intend to have a single image display in Lightbox (as opposed to option A with Image set) you simply have to add these lines into the <head> section of the HTML file:

<script type="text/javascript">
function LightboxDelegate(url,caption) {
 var objLink = document.createElement('a');
 objLink.setAttribute('href',url);
 objLink.setAttribute('rel','lightbox');
 objLink.setAttribute('title',caption);
 Lightbox.prototype.start(objLink);
}
</script>

 

Step 5 (option A). If you’re using SWFObject to embed the SWF, make sure you’re having these two params (in addition to maybe other params):

params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowscriptaccess = "samedomain";

 

Step 5 (option B). If you’re using <object> </object> tags to embed the SWF file, add these lines:

<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="samedomain">  
<param name="wmode" value="transparent">

And in the embed tag you must insert the attribute:

wmode="transparent"

 

Step 6. If the links to go to when clicking an image are specified through the XML file, the url attribute, or in some cases the link attribute, must be set like this:
1. For Step 4 (option A):

url="javascript:GroupDelegate('img1')"

2. For Step 4 (option B):

url="javascript:LightboxDelegate('images/01.jpg','First Image')"

Also, you’ll have to change the target attribute to _self like this:

target="_self"

 

Note that the Lightbox will not work if tested locally. You’ll have to test it on a HTTP server.

 

For a more detailed description visit the original blog post from codefidelity.com

Comments

CY

Posted 9 years ago

sorry forgot to mention the lightbox is under 5th btn of nav “????” (sorry, it’s chinese website…)

http://www.cy-journey.com/red/images/20100810-gallery.JPG

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Could you please tell me which component you purchased from us?

CY

Posted 9 years ago

hi !
(1) i tried to use the light box to flash as instructed here . it’s working fine on Mac safari and firefox. nice! but on PC, the layers (z-index) are messed up …

(2-1) site @ http://www.cy-journey.com/red/index.html

(2-2) problem img @ http://www.cy-journey.com/red/images/20100810-flash%20lightbox%20problem%20on%20FF.JPG

(3-1) On PC/Firefox, #imgDataContainer & #overlay are located on the wrong z-index as problem img shows.

(3-2) On PC/IE, entire lightbox are below the flash div… (flash is above all)....

i’ve tried to move around but still not working …. help please… thank you in advance .

cy ><”

subse

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

I am using Joomla and have 3d carousel installed, have been following install instructions but can’t get this to work can you please help with step by step instructions for installing this on Joomla.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Give us the link to your website where you tried this and we will check it.

vinod

Posted 9 years ago

Hey thanks,
the worng typo in ur code $.fancybox({href:url, typr:‘iframe’});
“typr” should be “type” i got it worked problem stucks at full page screen how can we fix the hight of the content and widht in this code.
help me on this

FlashXML Support

Hi,

This way:

e.g.

$.fancybox({href:url, typr:‘iframe’, width:'600', height:'400'});

Ian H

Posted 9 years ago

Help!

I’ve installed the component and set-up everything I need with settings.xml files etc. It’s running fine on my joomla site, however I can’t for the life of me get the lightbox to work – any chance you can have a look and let me know what I need to do?

I’ve copied the scripts into the index.php file in the template root, as well as copying over all of the image and css files to the server.

http://www.hawkeyedesigndev.co.uk/iris

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