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Image Web Buttons (apImageMenu)

Apycom Java Applets

Image Web Buttons allow you to create menus of any style you want. You can use both the 3-state images for each menu item and the combinations of an image, text and tiled background. The buttons support colors, fonts, text/image alignment, target frames, javascript, and sound. Small and easy-to-use. Java source code is available.

Image Web Buttons Examples/Templates

  1. Blue line - shows tiled image background, 3-state item images, horizontal direction
  2. Player - mp3-player-like interface menu illustrates ability to call javascripts
  3. Gray sidebar - vertical bar with default 3-state images for all items
  4. Fresh menu - demonstrates how to combine default and defined images for different states and items
  5. Frame example - shows using buttons with frames

Main features

  • 3-state (normal, mouseover, click) images for each menu item
  • Ability to set default images for items with the similar appearance
  • Horizontal and vertical directions
  • User-definable font style, font size and font face
  • Tiled image background
  • Ability to call javascripts - see javascript call example and javascript tips
  • Color parameters for normal and mouseover state of text and background
  • Ability to use system colors of OS for color parameters
  • Support for target frames - see frame example
  • Text and image alignment
  • Menu structure can be loaded from an external txt file
  • User-definable delimiter for "menuItems" param
  • 3D text effects (normal and mouseover text shadow)
  • Mouseover and click sounds
  • Inactive items
  • User defined browser's status string
  • User defined loading message

How to Setup

  • Place the .class file in the directory containing the HTML page into which you want to insert the menu. You can place the class into a different directory and correct the path in the CODEBASE= parameter, for example:

    <applet Code=apMenu.class Codebase="different/directory/" Width=480 Height=31>
    or
    <applet Code=apMenu.class Codebase="http://yoursite.com/" Width=480 Height=31>

    If you see a "class not found" message, this means what your browser can't find the .class file specified. This may mean a spelling or Case seNSitiVe mistake in the CODE= parameter, a wrong location in the CODEBASE, or that you've forgotten to copy the .class file to the necessary directory.
     
  • Cut and paste the applet tag used in the example (under "HTML source" title) to your HTML page in a position you want the menu to appear.
     
  • Modify menu parameters to fit your web site style and needs.  The common syntax for menu parameters is:

    <param name="ParameterName" value="ParameterValue"> 

    For more info about parameters see menu parameters.
     
  • Some examples use external resources for menu (images - gif and jpg files; sounds - au files; txt files with menu items), so it's necessary to copy these files to appropriate directories according paths used in the menu parameters.
     
  • To enable Javascript support see javascript tips and javascript call example.

Purchase

This trial version of Apycom Java Menus and Buttons may be used for evaluation purposes only for a period of 30 days. Evaluation use includes the review and or customization of the software on one local computer. This software may not be placed on the internet or a local intranet site for viewing and or use by multiple persons.
The purchased version includes a license to place the software on publicly accessible web pages and does not display the trial version reminder. Also you can purchase the Java source code of the software. For more information see order page.



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