Example: step by step
For example you have bought this extension, and don’t know what to do next, it isn’t a problem, you can use our example as a basis!
Unzip package FlashSlideshow.zip. Flash Slideshow is distributed as an Adobe Dreamweaver 8 (or later) extension, packed as a file named FlashSlideshow.mxp. To install it, you'll just need to execute that file or use the Adobe Extension Manager.
Flash object can be inserted in the web page through the menu option "Insert -> Media ->Flash Slideshow " or the Insert Bar.
Inserting flash object in the page through the menu option.
Note: Before you insert Flash Object into new web page, save the HTML file.
Note: Flash Object can not be inserted into editable region or library.
The path to the script file.
You can put in your site folder a folder with your images, photos etc. Also you need to copy folder 'fonts'. For more detailed information on the use of these files see the topic 'Using embedded fonts'. For example, let’s create folder 'photos' (as in our example from the package Flash Slideshow.zip) and copy there some images.
You need to set paths to the config.xml, slides.xml and fonts.xml.
Set paths to the files.
The description of slideshow structure and its content are situated in slides.xml (XML file). Open the slides.xml file in Dreamweaver (File -> Open), to change the content of your slideshow. Also, you can open the XML content file through FlashDevelopment24 Wizard (Right click on Flash Object, then FlashDevlopment24 Wizard -> Flash Slideshow).
Open slides.xml through the FlashDevlopment24 Wizard.
You can see a template of slides.xml file. And the structure of your site (on the right). In the XML file you can see <img src="photos/photo01.jpg"> so this is the path to your image. You need to set them according your site structure. So if you have for example file myphoto.jpg, and the folder 'images' in the site folder, the path to the images will be following: image="images/myphoto.jpg".
Use FlashDevlopment24 Wizard (Right click on Flash Object, then FlashDevlopment24 Wizard -> Flash Slideshow) to adjust the component appearance by changing different attributes in different Categories. Also you can do this by changing the attributes of the tag <config> directly in the file config.xml.
After you've adjust the appearance of your slideshow, you need to set the flash object width and height according to the real slideshow size (which appears in browser) by dragging the sizing handles or set width and height in the Properties.
To preview your page you’ll need to save your document Select File > Save, than Select File > Preview In Browser, and then select one of the listed browsers or press F12 (Windows) or Option+F12 (Macintosh) to display the current document in the primary browser. Press Control+F12 (Windows) or Command+F12 (Macintosh) to display the current document in the secondary browser.
Note: To interact your component with the page is using a Javscript, thats why set up global security settings.