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How to specify the correct path in the embedding code of the SWFs

 

Generally, you must know that the path of the assets the SWF uses (the path of the images or videos specified in the XML file and the path of the XML files themselves) must be relative to the path of the HTML file which embeds the SWF file (and not relative to the SWF file - a common confusion).

If the folder path of the HTML differs from the product’s folder path (the folder in which the XML files and images or videos are located) then you must specify that path as value for the base attribute.

This is an example for 3D Banner FX (replace the product's name if you're using a different one):

- the index.html file is located at this address on your domain: http://www.yourdomain.com/index.html

- the swfobject.js file is located at this address: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/swfobject.js

- the product's files (XMLs, assets and images) are located in the Banner folder: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/

- the 3DBannerFX.swf file is located in the product's folder: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/3DBannerFX.swf

This is the embedding code you have to use:

<div id="Div3DBannerFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="Banner/swfobject.js"></script> //specify the folder's name here
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "Banner/"; //specify the folder's name here
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("Banner/3DBannerFX.swf", "Div3DBannerFX", "600", "374", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params); //specify the folder's name here
</script>

You can also use absolute paths like in this example:

params.base = "http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/";

In case you used a different folder name don't forget to replace in all locations the Banner name with the name of your folder.

Note: there are three different locations in the embedding code where you have to specify the product's folder name so make sure you update all of them.

Comments

Thomas

Posted 9 years ago

So it’s not possible to open an html file through this carousel without internet connection then? Well thanks.

Do you have any SWF file that can open an html file without connecting to the internet? Thankyou very much

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I’m sorry but we don’t have this feature implemented.

Thomas

Posted 9 years ago

Hi. i’d like to know how to go to a html FILE (which is in my computer) through the images. is it possible? THANKS

FlashXML Support

Hi,

If that file can be accessed through the internet then you can do this.

Graham Simon

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

I had read the tutorial, but that was part of the problem. There seems to be some conflict between using the folderPath parameter and the settingXML parameters together.

By necessity, I need to use a folderPath parameter. I initially places the settings1.xml and settings2.xml in the same folder. But when I did so, your code looked for the settings.xml file and not the settings1.xml or settings2.xml files even though they were explicitly specified in the settingXML parameters.

My eventual solution, after much diddling, was to create two different folders, dispense with the settingXML parameter and include a (different) setting.xml file in each folder along with the appropriate images and images.xml files.

This achieves the desired result, but seems a little clunky. Nonetheless, your component is brilliant and I am very pleased with the results.

Thanks

FlashXML Support

Hi,

It should work using the first method but if you find another solution then it’s good that works.

The Lam

Posted 9 years ago

Thanks, it worked!

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FlashXML Support

Hi,

I’m glad it did.

Graham Simon

Posted 9 years ago

OK,

I’ve found a solution to my own problem.

- Created two folders on the server: flashvars1 and flashvars2. – Removed the flashvars1.settingXML=“setting1.xml” and flashvars2.settingXML=“setting2.xml” lines from my javascript. – Set flashvars1.folderPath = “/ev/flashvars1/” and flashvars2.folderPath = “/ev/flashvars2/” – Put my images, images.xml and setting.xml files separately in each folder.

It’s not very elegant and a little counter-intuitive, but it works. Perhaps you can offer a better solution.

Thanks,

Graham

FlashXML Support

Hi,

We have to tutorial here for what you’re trying to do.

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