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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

Tom

Posted 9 years ago

Hi, I have the commercial copy of textmenu fx. My problem is when i put settings.xml file in another folder it doesnt work. i tried following code but i doesnt worked.

var flashvars2 = {}; flashvars2.settingsXML = “xml/settings.xml”; var params2 = {}; params2.scale = “noscale”; params2.salign = “tl”; params2.wmode = “transparent”; var attributes2 = {}; swfobject.embedSWF(“swf/textmenu.swf”, “TextMenuDiv”, “600”, “100”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars2, params2, attributes2);

FlashXML Support

First you’ll need to set the folderPath. This way all the assets will be loaded properly:

var flashvars2 = {}; 
flashvars2.folderPath = "xml/";
flashvars2.settingsXML = "settings.xml";
var params2 = {};
params2.scale = "noscale";
params2.salign = "tl";
params2.wmode = "transparent";
var attributes2 = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("swf/textmenu.swf", "TextMenuDiv", "600", "100", "9.0.0", false, flashvars2, params2, attributes2);

Leonardo Lima

Posted 9 years ago

Oh…
I forgot.. the XML´s names must be custom, like I need settings_banner_1.xml
images_banner_1.xml

settings_banner_2.xml
images_banner_2.xml

Because I will have more than one banner in my site…

Leonardo Lima

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

I liked so much your banner rotator, it do almost all that I need, just one thing that I need to know…
Is possible, to me do a customization into the XML settings path way and XML image too ?
Like this, now in my system I can´t have the SWF and Images into the same domain, so my images still in images.mydomain1.com and swf is in
www.mystore.com/app/swf (like this)..
Today I´m using a banner rotator that uses only one xml (this I can change) but what I can´t is the image place and XML too…
So I can do this?

Call the XML´s from one url, and SWF from the same domain ??

I´m waiting this answer rsrs

Thanks

bagelmaster

Posted 9 years ago

Is it possible to make the images scroll automatically (without mouseover), and control the scroll direction?

FlashXML Support

To which component you refer more exactly?

bagelmaster

Posted 9 years ago

Is there a setting to make the images scroll automatically, and control the scroll direction?

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