What is SlideShow?
SlideShow automatically cycles through each window giving a slide
show presentation effect. Only one window will display at a time and each
will pop up automatically as the applet cycles through them.
SlideShow Error Messages
The applet is designed to tell you when it's not set up properly by
displaying error messages in the browser’s status bar, so please make sure
your browser’s status bar is enabled
For example, if you get a this or a similar error message:
error: appletColor value="null"
this means the applet cannot locate a required parameter, in this case
"appletColor". To correct this, just add the parameter to the applet code.
There is one situation in which the applet will not display an error message. This
is when a specified image is not found by the applet. Use the "image" parameter
to tell the applet the name of the image, take care to spell the image
name correctly in this parameter, upper and lower case matter. Then put
the image in the same directory as the applet class files. While the applet
is loading images, it will display the message: loading....
If the applet displays this message for an unusually long time, or finishes
loading but does not display the image, this could indicate that the applet
could not find the image file.
The easiest way to set up the applet on your page is to use the sample
applet code provide in the file slideShow.html. Cut and paste and the
HTML code from one of these files into your own HTML file
(from the <applet> to the </applet> tag). Then try it out and customize the
parameters for your site.
width and height:
Change the width and height to indicate the size of the applet.
This parameter names and identifies the applet's windows. You may choose
any name you want, and enter as many as you want, but make sure each name
is separated by a semicolon. There also must be a semicolon at the end.
Each window must have a unique name.
<param name=windows value="msSub1;msSub2;msSub3;msSub4;msSub5;>
The above parameter tells the applet there are 5 windows to cycle through.
Only one window will appear at a time and will take up the entire
applet real estate.
This is the background color of the applet, this is usually the same
color as your HTML page.
This is the number of seconds to pause while cycling through the windows
during a slide show. Each window will slide to the top, pause for this
amount of time, and then slide down. This is entered in seconds.
All the parameters below control the individual window presentation. These
parameters must be set up for each window. For example, if you have 2 windows
ALL these parameters must be set up
once for each window. Precede each parameter with the window name followed
by a dash. For example, if a window is called msSub1, the "numberOfLines"
parameter should be entered like this:
<param name=msSub1-numberOfLines value="12">
This is the number of lines to display.
This is the background color of the window. You may specify the color
either by color name or by RGB color values. You may use any one of the following
Or, you can specify the red, green, and blue values for a unique RGB
color. Just specify the three numbers from 0 - 255. Each number must be separated
by a comma.
For example the following specifies the color red:
<param name=msSub1-background value="255,0,0">
This controls how much space is between each line vertically.
This controls which HTML frame to use when a hyperlink is clicked.
Use this parameter like the HTML Target attribute. Set the value of this parameter
to the name of the frame
in which you would like the link to open. You may also specify one
of the following standard values:
_self - load in current frame.
_parent - load in parent frame.
_top - load in topmost frame.
_blank - load in new unnamed top-level frame.
This controls the speed of the scroll, the lower the number the faster
This controls the color of the hyperlink line when the mouse is placed
over the line. Colors supported are the same as background.
This is the number of times to click on a hyperlink line. Use either
1 or 2, for a single or double click.
This is the name of the image file used for the window background.
Put the image in the same directory as the applet class file. Take care
to spell this correctly, upper and lower case matter.
If using an image, this will center the image in the applet. Enter
a yes to center the image. Enter
no and the image will not center.
If the image is not centered, and it is smaller than the applet size, then the
image will be automatically tiled.
This parameter indicates what type of border is to be drawn around
the window. The following values apply:
For example, to create a raised border for window
msSub1, use the following code:
<param name=msSub1-border value="up">
line - draw a one pixel line around the window.
down - draw a 3d border around the window that appears lowered.
up - draw a 3d border around the window that
no - no border around the window.
The border will be drawn in this color. Colors supported are the same
Window default parameters
This is the default text size for each line.
This is the default text that is displayed for each line (usually the
default is blank, and
this is overridden).
This is the default color for all lines. Colors supported are the same
as for the background parameter.
This is the default font for all lines. Use one of the following:
This is the default font style for all lines. Use one of the following:
This is the default link for all lines (the default is usually blank).
Enter as a standard URL: http://www.consultcom.com
use a relative link:
This is the default starting position for all lines (starting at position
Optional parameters (controls each individual line)
These parameters are almost the same as the default parameters. Just replace the
word 'Default' with the line number. For example, to change the default text for the first line
of the msSub1 window, use the parameter 'line1':
<param name=msSub1-line1 value="consulting.com, Inc.">
Other line parameters (the line number must appear
after the parameter)
This will draw a horizontal line separator on
the applet. Enter yes
For example, to draw a line separator on line 2 of msSub1 window try this:
<param name=msSub1-separator2 value="yes">
Please note that you may not change the color or the offset of the line separators.