Slide Menu FX

Published on Jan. 5th 2012
13.991 downloads
You need to have Adobe Flash Player installed in order to view the component. You can download it from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Features

- various position and animation of the menu items
- personalized images for normal, rollOver, and active states
- customizable slider
- sound effects for rollOver and click events
- background and shade customization properties
- more customizable properties on the Live Demo

Installation instructions for:

Download the slide-menu.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="DivSlideMenuFX"></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("SlideMenuFX.swf", "DivSlideMenuFX", "600", "300", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 300 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.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the Slide Menu FX using the Live Demo above and then download the slide-menu.zip package with the changes you've made or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

To use your own items, edit the menu.xml file with a text editor and define in each row the images you want to use, the url to go to when clicking the image and the target(_self for the same browser window or _blank for a new browser window).

Here's an example:

<item action="home" image="assets/demo1/home.png" imageOver="assets/demo1/homeOver.png" imageDown="assets/demo1/homeDown.png" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank" />

You can have as many items as you like. To add a new item, add a new row in the XML file.

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.

YYou 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 slide-menu-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 Slide Menu FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [slide-menu-fx][/slide-menu-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page

5. If you want to make the Slide Menu FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code(); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your Slide Menu FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/slide-menu-fx/settings.xml

7. To use your own texts, update the wp-content/flashxml/slide-menu-fx/menu.xml file accordingly

 

Additional settings file

To embed the Slide Menu FX more than once, you will need another settings file. Let's assume your new file is called settings2.xml. Add [slide-menu-fx settings="settings2.xml"][/slide-menu-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 first argument of the fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code("settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Add as widget

To add the Slide Menu FX as a widget, go to Widgets from the Appearance tab in your WordPress Dashboard, then drag and drop the Slide Menu FX from Available Widgets to the widget area you want. You can specify a different settings.xml file and an alternative content for users without Adobe Flash Player from the widget's settings.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [slide-menu-fx] and [/slide-menu-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code("", "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the Slide Menu 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: [slide-menu-fx wmode="window"][/slide-menu-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code("", "", 0, 0, "window"); ?>.

 

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [slide-menu-fx width="400" height="300"][/slide-menu-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the width and height as the third and fourth argument of the fxslidemenu_echo_embed_code() function call. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

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/slide-menu-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 slidemenufx 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 Slide Menu FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/slidemenufx/settings.xml

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 slidemenufx 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 plugin's parameters accordingly

4. Add {slidemenufx}{/slidemenufx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article

5. Customize your Slide Menu FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/slidemenufx/settings.xml

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

7. In some cases the width and height will not be read from the settings.xml file but you can specify them like this: {slidemenufx width=400 height=300}{/slidemenufx}. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

No Flash support text

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

 

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: {slidemenufx wmode=window}{/slidemenufx}.

 

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/slidemenufx/ folder.

The Slide Menu 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).

Maybe the most useful information consists in the events the component is dispatching. Instructions on how to catch these events can be found here.

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osmankelle

Posted 7 years ago

How can I use that slide menu in joomla’s navigation menu, not in an article? can it be possible

FlashXML Support

You can display the Slide Menu as a module and place it where in specific locations where your template allows it. You can’t replace the default Joomla menu with this one without some serious PHP knowledge that requires you to edit the Joomla template you’re using. Unfortunately we can’t offer this kind of service.

Louw

Posted 7 years ago

Just want to say thanks for the amazing live chat support. I do need to say that I first written about my problem here coz I didn’t think that the live chat would be online at the moment, but afterwards I saw that it was and tried it with a bit “doubt”, but it worked wonders! Thanks again!

louw de Villiers

Posted 7 years ago

Hi, i followed the instructions for the installation and can when published it only shows a link to this site. Any idea what might have went wrong. Also, how do i define the menu options? Is it linked to an existing menu? Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions. Regards, Louw

FlashXML Support

You were missing the assets folder from flashxml/slidemenufx/ folder.

Nick

Posted 7 years ago

Hi guys,
I wanted to use this menu on the top of my page and the bottom, but when I put the <div id=“DivSlideMenuFX”></div>
more than once it doesn’t display the others only the first one? anyway around this?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Please read this FAQ article about how to publish a product twice in your website.

Nick

Posted 7 years ago

Hi guys, great work. I am currently trying to use the demo3 paid version of this component but having trouble switching it to demo3. How can I do this? In addition I see you dont have a generate xml settings button on this demo preview, is there a way to generate the xml settings with this preview?

SWITCHING PATHS in swf files (for other users) I fixed the path settings on this component which can be done via this link for others user with the same issue. http://www.flashxml.net/path-issues-with-swf-files-configured-via-xml.html

Thanks

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Log-in to your account, then go to this page, choose Demo3 and then download the product from the green label which is written Download, bellow Live Demo.

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