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Website Buttons (apButtonMenu)

Apycom Java Applets

Website Buttons is a fast loading script that allows you create attractive menus and buttons, without the need for separate graphics files. Web developers can change colors, fonts, icons, sounds, background and configure the buttons to adopt entirely different appearances. The buttons support javascript calls, target frames and 6 different button types. Very easy-to-use. Java source code is available.

Website Buttons Examples/Templates

  1. Blue blur - shows item icons, tiled image background, horizontal direction
  2. Toggle menu - demonstrates toggle mode and frame support
  3. Start-like menu - Windows-like menu with icons and disabled items
  4. Javascript call example - illustrates ability to call javascripts
  5. Sound bar - sidebar example with mouseover and click sounds
  6. Red stone - topbar with tiled image background and disabled item
  7. Toolbar - icon toolbar w/o text
  8. Embossed menu - menu with 3D item text
  9. Single button - single "Download" button
  10. Fat bar - horizontal bar with fat buttons and separators
  11. Purple sidebar - toggle mode, javascript calls
  12. Dynamic menu - demonstrates ability to modify the menu w/o page reloading
  13. Frame example - shows using menu with frames

Main features

  • 6 button types
  • Horizontal and vertical directions
  • User-definable font style, font size and font face
  • Tiled image background
  • Image icons
  • Ability to call javascripts - see javascript call example and javascript tips
  • Ability to dynamically change the menu contents via external javascript calls and public function- see dynamic menu example and javascript tips
  • Word-wrapping
  • 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 alignment
  • Mouseover and click sounds
  • Menu's 3D border
  • Inactive/disabled items
  • Menu structure can be loaded from an external txt file
  • User-definable delimiter for "menuItems" param
  • 3D text effects (normal and mouseover text shadow)
  • User defined browser's status string
  • Toggle mode
  • Separators

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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