Dock Gallery FX

Published on May. 5th 2010
64.839 downloads

Features

Version 1.0.6.8124 - 29.11.2011 (view changelog)

- completely customizable Dock Gallery which uses the Dock Menu FX component, keeping the same multiple configurable properties of the menu and adding many gallery properties, image transitions and text effects
- you can put the dock menu on any position over the gallery, and you can have it hidden on roll out
- you can customize your XML list of image transitions using the Image Transitions Generator
- you can customize your XML list of text effects using the Text Effects Generator
- the images in the gallery can be displayed according to bestFit, boxFit or forceFit options
- customize all your properties in the full screen configuration panel and hit "generate settings XMLs" button

Here are some specific properties of the dock menu navigation:
- customizable min and max thumbs width and height
- three expanding directions
- thumbs spacing
- optional auto scrolling
- multiple scrolling and speed properties
- various roll over behaviors
- HTML/CSS formatted tooltip

Installation instructions for:

Download the dock-gallery.zip package, extract it and copy all the resulted files and folders in the same location as the web page in which you want the product to be displayed. As an alternative, you can copy all the resulted files and folders in a different folder.

From the downloaded package, the SWF file represents the actual product while the other files (XMLs, images) are the assets that the SWF file uses. A short explanation how SWFs and XMLs interacts can be found here.

Open the HTML file with a text editor (like Notepad or TextEdit) and add the following code where you want the product to be displayed:

<div id="DivDockGalleryFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "";
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("DockGalleryFX.swf", "DivDockGalleryFX", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 400 from the swfobject.embedSWF() function above with your own width and height that you specified in the settings.xml file through componentWidth and componentHeight elements. Also, don't forget to update the paths as specified in this FAQ article if you copied the product's files in a different folder.

To use the gallery in fullscreen mode you can use the index.html file provided in the package.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the Dock Gallery FX using the Live Demo above and then download the dock-gallery.zip package with the changes you've made or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

To use your own images, edit the big.xml(responsible for the bigger images) and the thumbs.xml(responsible for the smaller images) files with a text editor and define in each row the image path, the url to go to when clicking the image, the target(_self for the same browser window or _blank for a new browser window) and the text between CDATA tags.

Here's an example for big.xml:

<photo image="images/big/101.jpg" url="http://www.flashxml.net"><![CDATA[<head>Hello</head><body>world</body>]]></photo>

Here's an example for thumbs.xml (NOTE: you can't add url for thumbs images):

<photo image="images/thumbs/101.jpg"><![CDATA[Hello]]></photo>

You can have as many images as you like. To add a new image, add a new row in the XML files.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

If you want to get rid of the flashxml.net label from the top-left corner visible in the free version you have to purchase the product and use the paid version instead.

You can see an example on how to add a product in your Wordpress article/page here and how to add it in your theme or as a widget here.

Make sure your Wordpress version is greater than 2.8 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

1. There are two files to download:

    a. WordPress Plugin that you have to install and activate

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your wp-content folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called dock-gallery-fx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, go to Dock Gallery FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [dock-gallery-fx width="600" height="400"][/dock-gallery-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page, but don't forget to replace 600 and 400 with your own width and height values

5. If you want to make the Dock Gallery FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fxdockgallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your Dock Gallery FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/settings.xml, wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/DockMenuFX/settings.xml and wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/holder/settings.xml files accordingly

7. To use your own images, upload them to wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/images/ and update the wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/images/thumbs.xml and wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/images/big.xml files accordingly

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [dock-gallery-fx width="600" height="400"] and [/dock-gallery-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the third argument of the fxdockgallery_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxdockgallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400, "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Additional settings file

To embed the Dock Gallery FX more than once, you will need another set of settings file and (probably) another set of images. Let's assume your new files are called settings2.xml. Add [dock-gallery-fx width="600" height="400" settings="settings2.xml"][/dock-gallery-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the file name as the fourth argument of the fxdockgallery_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxdockgallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400, "Alternative content", "settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the Dock Gallery FX in the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard. For widgets, this can be done from the widget's settings. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific place, it can be done like this: [dock-gallery-fx width="600" height="400" wmode="window"][/dock-gallery-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fxdockgallery_echo_embed_code(600, 400, "", "", "window"); ?>.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you'll do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the wp-content/flashxml/dock-gallery-fx/ folder.

1. Download the free package. You need to host all the included files from the package on your own domain because Facebook doesn't allow file hosting.

2. Log in to your Facebook account.

3. Search for the Static HTML: iframe tabs application and select it.

4. Click on Add Static HTML to a page button and you'll be prompted for the page where you want the app to be added.

5. Once added you'll see on the left side menu of your page a new tab with a star icon called Welcome. Click on it to edit it.

6. Add the following HTML embedding code in the text field:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.2/swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
params.allowFullScreen = "true";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/ProductName.swf", "DivFlashComponent", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>
<div id="DivFlashComponent"></div>

Don't forget to use your own URL for the product's location, name, width and height.

7. Click preview to see how it looks or save changes. The product is now added to the Welcome tab of your page.

8. Optional: To change the tab's name, called by default Welcome, edit your page, go to the Apps tab and click Edit Settings option next to the Static HTML: iframe tabs application to enter the name you want.

9. Optional: To make the tab your default landing tab (first thing your visitors see on your page) edit your page and go to the Manage Permissions tab and change the Default Landing Tab. Note that this option doesn't work with the new Timeline for pages.

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the location where you hosted all the files from the free package.

The module is used for adding the product in one or more pages in a given position (e.g. top, bottom, sidebar) while the plugin is used for adding the product inside a specific article.

You can see an example on how to install a module in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a module in your Joomla 1.6 website here and how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.6 website here.

Make sure your Joomla version is at least 1.5 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

Joomla Module Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Module (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called dockgalleryfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Customize your Dock Gallery FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite flashxml/dockgalleryfx/settings.xml, flashxml/dockgalleryfx/DockMenuFX/settings.xml and flashxml/dockgalleryfx/holder/settings.xml files accordingly

Note that the Joomla Module can only be used once in your website.

 

Joomla Plugin Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Plugin (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called dockgalleryfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different from the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Add {dockgalleryfx width=400 height=300}{/dockgalleryfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article, but don't forget to replace 400 and 300 with your own width and height values

5. Customize your Dock Gallery FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite flashxml/dockgalleryfx/settings.xml, flashxml/dockgalleryfx/DockMenuFX/settings.xml and flashxml/dockgalleryfx/holder/settings.xml files accordingly

6. The default name for the settings files is settings.xml, but if you want to use another files (for example settings2.xml), specify the name like this: {dockgalleryfx width=400 height=300 settings=settings2.xml}{/dockgalleryfx} where you want the component to show up in your article

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between {dockgalleryfx} and {/dockgalleryfx}.

 

Changing WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the module/plugin's parameters. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific article, it can be done like this: {dockgalleryfx width=400 height=300 wmode=window}{/dockgalleryfx}.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label
To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package.
Once you will do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the flashxml/dockgalleryfx/ folder.

The Dock Gallery FX component is available for Flash CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 10 or later. To use this product in Flash you need the MXP file that is available only in the paid package.

You can see an example of how to install a component in Flash Professional here.

In this video you will see:
- how to create an instance of the component on the stage: from the Components panel (Ctrl+F7) drag & drop the component on the stage
- how to give a name to an instance for further use in ActionScript: click on the component instance on the stage and from the Properties panel (Ctrl+F3) enter a name in the text input
- how to access the properties of the component (read or modify) during different moments of your Flash application

Any property of the component could be accessed that way. The names of the properties are identical with the ones from the settings.xml file. The properties of the component can be any of these three types: Number, String, Boolean. We assume it’s intuitive of which type each property is.

Warning! Setting the parameters of the component in the Component Inspector window (Shift+F7) and in the same time having a settings.xml file populated with different values for each property, the properties from the settings.xml file will have priority (meaning that a parameter set in the Component Inspector will be ignored if that parameter is also defined in the XML file).

For now, this component does not dispatch events, but stay tuned for an update.

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Comments

Jason

Posted 6 years ago

Dear FlashXML.net Team,

I’ve added new photos to the “big” and “thumbs” folders and referenced them in the “big” and “thumbs” xml files. However, when I test the swf the large image appears but the gallery disappears from the bottom of the screen. Note that I’ve done nothing but add images to the appropriate folders and xml files. No changes have been made to any settings files.

Please advise. Thanks in advance…

FlashXML Support

Send us the link to your website so we can check it and understand where is the problem.

Cassio

Posted 6 years ago

Ok, I solved this point I said before. CSS in the head as italic headbody had become normal .. So when I switch to a normal italics, the problem disappeared. The paid packed came with .fla file, right?

FlashXML Support

You get a FLA file in the paid package but you don’t have access to the source code.

Cassio

Posted 6 years ago

Ok, Its work! But, still have some minimal problem. When i change enbedFonts for false and put the specials caracters, the up text appears climbed the other as if have two texts in xml, and isnt. You have some idea what is it?

FlashXML Support

To fix that you have to change the value of headUseDouble and bodyUseDouble attributes to false. That’s an effect that works only when the text is embedded.

Cassio

Posted 6 years ago

I Have one question. This code work perfect. But i still in brasil and when i put some txt in portuguese, some caracters dont work like, “ç, á, ú, ã”. So, i try put a code in xml

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“ISO-8859-1”?>

And doesnt works anyway. Can you help me?. I just wanna do this work to buy the paid package. TKS!

FlashXML Support

Edit the settings.xml file from holder folder and change the value of embedFonts to false. The text you’ll add in the big.xml file that will be displayed over the big images will then be able to display the special characters you want. Once you purchased the product let us know so we can send you a modified version that also works with the text from the thumbs.xml file that is displayed as tooltip for the thumbnail images.

Mario A Sandoval

Posted 6 years ago

Yay!!!!!!!!!!! I got this to work… for the most part…
I few last things.. ???
My thumbnails are not showing… and Also The slideshow is not moving automatically????

What should I do???
I did make new big.xml and thumbs.xml files.. for both..

???? Thanks, I like it so far..
The location is for practice…
.....Mario

FlashXML Support

I checked your website and the thumbnail images are displayed. You have to move the mouse over the bottom area of the gallery to see them. You can change this behavior from the settings.xml files. Use the fullscreen live demo configuration panel from the product’s page to configure the gallery as you want and then use the Generate button and replace the generated XML code in your settings.xml files. The same for the slideshow feature that can be enabled from the settings.xml file from holder folder and change the value of slideShow to true.

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