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Accordion Tree Menu Tutorial


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Features Accordion Tree Menu Tutorial

Seamless Integration
  • 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
  • Runs well with an unlimited number of submenus and items
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  • Sensible menu parameters for manual editing
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  • 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
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Recent Questions Accordion Tree Menu Tutorial

Q: Is it possible to not download (pre-load) the images in the javascript menu array (some attributes in the data.js file ..)?

I would like to download them only on rollover on the submenu... I am aware of the ajax version of the menu, but ....

A: Set the following parameter:
  var dm_writeAll=0;

You can also use AJAX feature, see more info here:

http://deluxe-menu.com/ajax-technology-menu-sample.html


Q: I like your product and we would like to use it for our web-site.

Our site uses Frames with the following names in the FrameSet:

frame name = “top”
frame name = “middle”
frame name = “bottom”

I don’t understand how to set the target of the Deluxe Tuner navigational link to populate the frame “middle” or “bottom”

When I try to input my own name it will not allow me to do so.

We are using the “top” (horizontal) frame as a header which will contain the navigational component we developed using your product.

We are using the “middle” frame to contain most of the html pages the user will load

We are using the “bottom” frame to contain auxiliary text

Can you help me?


A: More info about the installation of the menu in cross-frame mode youcan find here

http://deluxe-menu.com/cross-frame-mode-sample.html

You should replace dm_init() function with dm_initFrame() function.
Please, open your data.js file with the menu parameters in any texteditor and change it.
You should write, for example so:

dm_initFrame("frmSet", 1, 2, 0);


Q: I will build menu for several books’ Contents, each book is more than 100 lines and has links. I think if all the books’ contents in 1 *.JS file then it is TOO LOONG!!.
Can I break it down to 1 book for 1*.JS ? How?


A: You cannot divide your menuItems parameter.
You can only use one .js file for your menu parameters and the other.js file for your menuItems = [...];

But you can do it in two ways.

1) You can try to use several menus on the one page, for example:
param.js // file with menu parameters (all parameters before menuItems = [...];)
menu1.js // menuItems for "AC-DC", "ANLOG"
menu2.js // menuItems for "DIGITAL", "WinXP"
menu3.js // menuItems for "MS-Word", "MS-Excel"
In these menu files you should write
menuItems = [
...
];
dm_init();

Then you should install your menu in the following way

<script type="text/javascript" src="param.js"></script>
<table>
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menu1.js"></script>
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menu2.js"></script>
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menu3.js"></script>

But it will be easier to use vertical menu in such case
  var isHorizontal=0;
  var smColumns=1;

2) You can also try to add some code, see the attached example.

In the first file (@MY books (Multiple Col.js) I write menuItems for the first item "AC-DC".
Notice that you should delete comma at the end of the last item
  var menuItems = [

["AC-DC","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["[email protected]","testlink.htm", , , , , , , , ],
...
 ["[email protected]","", , , , , , , , ],
   ["||CH02","", , , , , , , , ],
   ["||CH01","", , , , , , , , ] // delete comma at the end of the last item

];

In the second file (@MY books (1.js) you should write
menuItems = menuItems.concat(

[

["ANLOG","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["[email protected]","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["[email protected]","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["[email protected]","", , , , , , , , ] // delete comma at the end of the last item

]
);

In the third file (@MY books (2.js) you should write
menuItems = menuItems.concat(

[

["DIGITAL","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["|Item 1332","", , , , , , , , ],
["WinXP","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["|Item 1333","", , , , , , , , ],
["MS-Word","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["|Item 1334","", , , , , , , , ],
["MS-Excel","", , , , , , , , ],
 ["|Item 1335","", , , , , , , , ] // delete comma at the end of the last item
]
);

dm_init();

Notice that you should write dm_init(); function in the last file.

In the .html file you should write
...
<tr>
<script type="text/javascript" src="@MY books (Multiple Col.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="@MY books (1.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="@MY books (2.js"></script>
</tr>
I hope you understand me.


Q: I'm interested in buying your products. I have no experience in programming, only know html/php. How easy would it be to set up these down vertical menu items? I understand your explanation of copying scripts into the relevant html pages. But what about inserting the menus? Do I have to program them myself?

Thanks for your help. I just love your deluxe items.


A: Unfortunately we don't have step by step tutorial now. We'll try tocreate it in the nearest time.

1. Create your menu in Deluxe Tuner application.
You can create any menu as you like in Deluxe Tuner.

Deluxe Tuner v2.4 supports JavaScript Tree Menu (http://deluxe-menu.com) &Javascript/DHTML Tree (http://deluxe-tree.com) & Deluxe Tabs (http://deluxe-tabs.com)

You can use ready to use templates. You can find them in the templateswindow.

When you open Deluxe Tuner ( JavaScript Tree Menu ) you can click "File/New"and add items and subitems using buttons "Add Item" and "Add Subitem" onthe main window.
You should set items and subitems parameters on the "Item Parameters"window.
See also other parameters for the menu on the main window.

More info about menu parameters you can find on our site (you can alsouse local version of the site which you can find in the trial package"JavaScript Tree Menu / deluxe-menu.com /")
http://deluxe-menu.com/parameters-info.html
http://deluxe-menu.com/menu-items-info.html

You can also use Individual Styles for items and subitems
http://deluxe-menu.com/individual-item-styles-info.html
http://deluxe-menu.com/individual-submenu-styles-info.html

2. You should install the menu on your page.
You can click, for example, File/Export to HTML (you can't do it inthe MAC version).

Add several rows into your html page.

<head>
...
<!-- JavaScript Tree Menu -->
<noscript><a href="http://deluxe-menu.com">Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com</a></noscript>
<script type="text/javascript">  var dmWorkPath="deluxe-menu.files/";</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="deluxe-menu.files/dmenu.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="data-deluxe-menu.js"></script> //data-deluxe-menu.js - data file created in Deluxe Tuner.
...
</head>

<body>
...
<table>
<tr><td><script type="text/javascript" src="deluxe-menu.files/data.js"></script></td></tr>
</table>
...
</body>

You should also copy all engine files
dmenu.js
dmenu4.js
dmenu_add.js
dmenu_dyn.js
dmenu_key.js
dmenu_cf.js
dmenu_popup.js
dmenu_ajax.js
into "deluxe-menu.files/" folder. You should place this folder in thesame folder with your index. html page.