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Accordion Tree Menu Tutorial


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Features Accordion Tree Menu Tutorial

Cost Effective
Professional Look-n-feel
  • Entirely customizable look-n-feel
  • A lot of pre-designed accordion tree menu tutorial samples
  • Hundreds of visual effects
  • Custom CSS styles can be applied for all menu settings
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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
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
Easy Setup
  • De Luxe Tuner. GUI interface to create your accordion tree menu tutorial menus easily and in no time
  • Sensible menu parameters for manual editing
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Javascript Tree Menu. Expandable Menu.

  • You can create 3-state icons for each item: normal state, mouseover state, expanded state.
  • Use images for icons, backgrounds of submenus and items.
  • You can use with any amount of menu and submenus on one page.
  • Insert any HTML code inside the menu item - be it a form or a picture, a flash-object or a text. This ability allows you to create various menus of any complexity.

Recent Questions Accordion Tree Menu Tutorial

Q: I see that you have the demo of the menu working over a frame so that it displays over the lower frame, vertical top to bottom.
However I have played around with your demo and can't seem to replicate the same feature.
Could you please tell me what I have to set to make the easy dropdown menu float over the lower framed window?

A: To initialize the cross frame menu call dm_initFrame() function instead of standard dm_init() function within data.js file:

dm_initFrame(framesetID, mainFrameInd, subFrameInd, orientation);

framesetID - id attribute of the frameset;
mainFrameInd - index of the main frame (where the top-menu is placed), >=0;
subFrameInd - index of the subframe (where the submenus will be shown), >=0;
orientation - frame orientaion: 0 - top-to-bottom, 1 - left-to-right; 2 - bottom-to-top; 3 - right-to-left.

For example, for the following structure:

<frameset id="frmSet" rows="185,*">
<frame id="frame1" src="cross-frame-horizontal-1.htm">
<frame id="frame2" name="testlink.htm" scrolling="no">
</frameset>

the dm_initFrame() function call at the end of data.js file will look like:

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


Q: I'm trying out your cool dropdown menu code.

I'm trying to rebuild my menu like this one

http://deluxe-menu.com/data-templates/vista-style-3-03-template-sample.html

I have a problem. In my case, I have some really long labels and some short ones. In some cases my text is larger than the button (see attachment). In your example all the buttons have the same width. Is it possible to have a Vista styled menu with different width for the buttons?

A: See images in Vista Templates have the fixed width and height (92 x 21).

If you want to change items' width/height you should change images.

btn_cyan.gif
btn_cyan2.gif

You can do it in any graph editor, for example in Adobe PhotoShop.

You should also change items width in your Individual Item Style.

  var itemStyles = [
["itemWidth=92px","itemBorderWidth=0","fontStyle=normal 11pxTahoma","fontColor=#FFFFFF,#FFFFFF","itemBackImage=btn_cyan.gif,btn_cyan2.gif"],
];

You can do it in Deluxe Tuner.



Q: I have already tried this exact same method, using and alternate "itemBackColor" and this is not what I needed. As you can see in your example putting in an item back color only give you a different bg color on the item itself, but the BG of the menu around it remains the same. In your example the lighter bg color of my menu is surrounding the item bg color making this look more like a mistake and poor design.

It do use the item bg color for the rollover in my menu, as you can see, but implementing this does not give me what I need. I need the BG color behind this item to be completely flush with the sides of the menu.

I had already checked the menu system thoroughly before contacting you and I was well aware of the option.. but as you can see this is not the solution. It is very important to me that this looks perfect, and what I need is not built into this menu by default.. I need another solution.


A: You should set the following parameter:

  var itemSpacing=0;

You can also try to paste separators between items.


Q: I need to be able to highlight the selected menu en dhtml item of the JavaScript Tree Menu.

A: JavaScript Tree Menu has only two states normal and mouseover.

Try to do the following things:

- delete   var pressedItem=1; parameter from your menu en dhtml data file
- set correct parameter on each page before you call data file, forexample:

<noscript><a href="http://deluxe-menu.com">Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com</a></noscript>
<script type="text/javascript">  var dmWorkPath = "menudir/";</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/dmenu.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">  var pressedItem=3;</script>
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/data.js"></script>

You can also set a pressed item using Javascript API:

function dm_ext_setPressedItem (menuInd, submenuInd, itemInd, recursion)

Sets a current pressed item.
menuInd - index of a menu on a page, >= 0.
submenuInd - index of a submenu, >= 0.
itemInd - index of an item, >=0.
recursion = true/false - highlight parent items.

But notice, to use dm_ext_setPressedItem() you should know ID of selected item and subitem.
You can't get this ID after you reload your page. That is why you should write your own code on PHP.