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Pull Down Menu (apChoiceMenu)

Apycom Java Applets

Pull Down Menu presents a well-known pop-up menu of choices. The Pull Down Menu can overlap not only HTML contents but also can pop up over form elements, frames, flash, and even go over the browser window. The menu supports fonts, colors, sound, javascript calls, target frames. Very small and easy-to-use. Java source code is available.

Pull Down Menu Examples/Templates

  1. Simple menu - menu with click sound and system colors
  2. Javascript call example - illustrates ability to call javascripts
  3. Frame example - shows using menu with frames and ability to overlap frame and window edges

Main features

  • Submenus can overlap any number of frames as well as other HTML contents - see frame example
  • Menu structure can be loaded from an external txt file
  • Ability to call javascripts - see javascript call example and javascript tips
  • Color parameters for text and background
  • Ability to use system colors of OS for color parameters
  • User-definable font style, font size and font face
  • Support for target frames - see frame example
  • Click sound
  • User-definable delimiter for "menuItems" param
  • User defined browser's status string
  • User definable default selected item

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>
    <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.


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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