Flash 8 Drop Down Menu Tutorial by Deluxe-Menu.com
Flash 8 Drop Down Menu Tutorial

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Flash 8 Drop Down Menu Tutorial Expanding Navigation Examples

Features

Unrivalled Features
  • Scrollable, dragable, floating, right-click menus
  • Keyboard navigation - press Ctrl+F2 to enter the menu
  • Unique Java Script API for altering menu "on-the-fly", without page reloading
  • AJAX technology - loads menu data from the server "on-fly and on-demand".
  • Search feature - add the search area in the menu and type symbols. The found words will be higlighted.
  • Sound support!
Compatibility              
  • Full cross-browser compatibility including IE, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, Firefox, Konqueror and Safari on Windows, Mac OS and Linux
  • Menu can be populated from a database using ASP, PHP, etc.
  • Search engine friendly
  • Support for any doctypes
  • Fits for secure sites
  • Section 508 compliant
Web Menu Tool Flash 8 Drop Down Menu Tutorial
Professional Look-n-feel
  • Entirely customizable look-n-feel
  • A lot of pre-designed flash 8 drop down menu tutorial samples
  • Hundreds of visual effects
  • Custom CSS styles can be applied for all menu settings
Seamless Integration
  • Cross-frame support - menus work on frameset-based pages
  • Visible over flash, select boxes, iframes, java applets
  • Multiple menus on the same page
  • Amicable to other scripts and css styles
  • Any HTML code can be used inside menu items
High Performance
  • AJAX menu loading - loads web menu data from the server "on-the-fly".
  • Commonly loads quicker than other html page elements
  • UL/LI items structure
  • Runs well with an unlimited number of submenus and items



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Recent Questions

Q: I need to work it with PHP/MySQL. I have found some information on it in your Support section, but have problems to understand and wonder if you have more information or a working sample of the loading bar with PHP/ MySQL.

A: Info about generating menu (menu items )from a database, please, see:

http://deluxe-menu.com/generate-menu-from-database-xml-php-asp-vb-support.html
Please, see the example of .php file.
The content of .php file depends on your database structure.


<?php

// The example for PHP/MySQL.
// MySQL database has the table "menuTable" that contains data for menu items.
// The table has the following fields:
// 1. "text" - item text
// 2. "link" - item link
// 3. "icon1" - item icon (normal state)
// 4. "icon2" - item icon (mouseover state)
function getMenuItems()
{
$jsItems = '';

// Select all records from table "menuTable"
$allItems = mysql_query('SELECT * FROM menuTable;');

// Extract items data from database and build Javascript code for menuItems
while ($itemData=mysql_fetch_array($allItems))
{
$jsItems .= '["'.$itemData['text'].'", "'.$itemData['link'].'", "'.$itemData['icon1'].'", "'.$itemData['icon2'].'"],';
}

// Return Javascript code
return $jsItems;
}

?>

<script>
  var menuParam1 = value1;
  var menuParam2 = value2;
  var menuParam2 = value2;
...

  var menuItems = [

<?php

// Write Javascript code for menu items
echo getMenuItems();

?>

];

</script>



Q: I have one more question before I purchase alicense: is there a way to use images instead of text as the menu items?

A: Yes, you can create image-based menu.

If item text is empty, icon fields will be used as item images.
For example:
["", "index.html", "itemImageNormal.gif", "itemImageOver.gif", "Home Page"]


Q: How would I use the submenu feature to display itself only if a person is logged in. such as if a person logged in then the member area would expand, else it would always stay closed with only the login username section showing?


A: Unfortunately it is not possible. You can only add items depending onthe logged user.

You should use API functions:
see more info:
http://deluxe-menu.com/functions-info.html
For example, you can use:
function dtreet_ext_insertItem (menuInd, parentItemID, itemInd, itemParams)
function dtreet_ext_deleteItem (menuInd, itemID)
function dtreet_ext_showItem (itemID, visibility)
function dtreet_ext_expandItem (itemID, expand)


Q: I got the tabs menu to work!

Can you tell me which file(s) I must change to change the content of each tab

Very many thanks for your help.


A: For each tab you can set content <div> (contentName,contentDescription, contentVariations).

  var bmenuItems =
[
["Style Name","contentName",,,,,"1"],
["-",,,,,,"0"],
["Style Description","contentDescription"],
["-",,,,,,"0"],
["Style Variations","contentVariations"],
["-",,,,,,"0"],
["Empty",,,,,,"2"],
];

You can find these divs in the tabs-style-glass.html file. You shouldpaste the content of your tabs in these divs.