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Any user's manual?


Poster: GAMoN
Dated: Thursday May 22 2003 - 17:11:57 BST

Hi all,
I've looked 8O for a manual throughout the whole site but couldn't find any.
Learning exclusively by samples can be frustrating...

Can you help me?
Thanks.


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday May 22 2003 - 18:32:43 BST

There is no manual as such. However, with all the different examples Andy provides on the main site it's really pretty easy.

Can you help me?

Umm, dunno - you didn't ask anything :?


Poster: Andy
Dated: Thursday May 22 2003 - 23:06:14 BST

A manual, well actually a book will be arriving soon.

Once we have a production release of v4 work will commence on full documentation for the Milonic DHTML Menu as well as website navigation in general.

Cheers
Andy


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday May 22 2003 - 23:14:01 BST

Jeez, you tryin' to give a guy a heart attack :?: A real live book.

Wow :mrgreen:


Poster: Andy
Dated: Friday May 23 2003 - 9:34:52 BST

Yep, I'm trying for a change of career, I think it will be less stress if I became a book author instead of a software author.

-- Andy


Poster: GAMoN
Dated: Friday May 23 2003 - 18:37:59 BST

Andy wrote:A manual, well actually a book will be arriving soon


That's great, but in the meantime? :roll:

I'd like to know more at least about this parameters:

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...,"Just a Link","test.php",,,0

Ok, it' clear that the first represents the item description, the second the linked url and the last the item border. But what about the missing two?

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..,"Sub Menu Holder","show-menu=submenu1","test.php",,0

Here things get more confusing...
in this case the second parameter is a command (how many available?) and the linked url is the third parameter. :?:

Furthermore:

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...,"# backimage=/menu/images/background.gif;overbackimage=/menu/images/background_on.gif;"


how many of such properties are available? any events? which is the role of the "#" character?

Thanks.


Poster: John
Dated: Friday May 23 2003 - 21:18:22 BST

A quick look at the comments in the array shows the following...

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// "Description Text", "URL", "Alternate URL", "Status", "Separator Bar"

With that in mind, going through Andy's examples on the main site will show you how they can interact in different ways.

As for me, I just started plain-Jane simple, got it working, and then explored more complex examples after I understood the easy stuff.

In V4, due to hit very soon now, there are over 50 commands that can be used. Andy's book (to come) will definitely be needed then.


Poster: GAMoN
Dated: Sunday May 25 2003 - 0:54:42 BST

jgillett wrote:A quick look at the comments in the array shows the following...

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// "Description Text", "URL", "Alternate URL", "Status", "Separator Bar"


Thank you John, that's useful. Unfortunately in my menu_array.js that comment is missing. Maybe I started from a sample with uncomplete comments.
Anyway the role of Alternate URL is not yet perfectly clear to me.
The only rule I got from the samples is: if there's a command (show-menu) in the URL, you must place the link in the Alternate URL.


Poster: John
Dated: Sunday May 25 2003 - 18:31:43 BST

That comment immediately follows the first defined main menu item, and frequently winds up off the right side of the screen.

What version are you running? 3.5.15 is current. Also, always get your downloads directly from Andy's site. There are 'mirrors' out there that are literally more than 25 versions down!

Anyway the role of Alternate URL is not yet perfectly clear to me.
The only rule I got from the samples is: if there's a command (show-menu) in the URL, you must place the link in the Alternate URL.

Correct, although it is not necessary to have a link there as well as the show-menu. It can be either way - a link and a sub, or just a sub.


Poster: GAMoN
Dated: Sunday May 25 2003 - 21:31:48 BST

jgillett wrote:That comment immediately follows the first defined main menu item, and frequently winds up off the right side of the screen.

What version are you running? 3.5.15 is current. Also, always get your downloads directly from Andy's site. There are 'mirrors' out there that are literally more than 25 versions down!


The version I'm running is 3.5.15 and I downloaded it directly from Andy's site. As I told you, I simply used a menu_array.js, taken from a sample, in which that line is not commented. But you're right, I checked in the original menu.zip and that comment is present.

Now I built my menu, the only problem is an annoying flickering when browsing with IE (not with other browsers). But I posted a separate topic for this, I don't want to duplicate it here. Anyway if you want to see it... ;)
http://www.ensemblevocale.org/privato/t ... t_menu.htm