Thanks to those who helped get me going on this project, and kudos to Airtight for such a cool gallery! :D
Website Link

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The user navigates into the gallery by choosing a particular branch of the tree structure. Then there are sub-branches. So there is a total of 12 instances of SimpleViewer involved. Once you get to the bottom level of the tree, the user can use the drop-down menus to navigate to another SimpleViewer gallery page.

I know this is all possible in a single page using Flash, but I'm still learning Flash, and was under a time crunch. My client thought this was plenty good enough. It's a whole lot better than what was there previously, and it is still easy enough for my client to update his own galleries using Picasa.

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

That's perfect, thanks!

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

For what it's worth, I went into ImageArea.as and changed lines 205 and 208.

First I tried adding a fixed pixel count to the y values, but this doesn't account for images that are shorter than my max image height. So I changed h/2 to h, which worked really well. I can tweak it by subtracting a fixed pixel count now. :)

So...let's say I want to change these arrows so they're in a fixed position in the movie. I would just sort out where I want them, and be sure to change lines 206 and 209 to move the hit area accordingly, correct?

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

Okay, for the benefit of other Flash novices, here's what I've done so far:

When I created the new library item I call arrowDark, I brought an instance of it into both ImageBackButton and ImageNextButton; I flipped the arrowDark horizontally for use in the ImageBackButton. Shouldn't have done this; to fix it, I made a new library image called arrowDark left and swapped that into the ImageBackButton. Voila! All is well!

Now what I want to do is move both arrows down to the bottom corners of the main image.

Thanks!

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

Any thoughts on this? Here's a link if that helps. Thanks!

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

To center align captions edit the 'Caption' symbol in the library. Set the text field to be center-aligned, also unselect the 'Render text as HTML' button.

Felix, this helps me, as I am not adding html to my captions. Thanks! :D

I hope Flash ho's question can be answered.

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(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Other than getting a new hosting company? That would be my suggestion (for what it's worth), but it's easy to say 'change hosts' when mine does accept php...sorry, man. I hope someone else here has a different suggestion.

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(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

I have been asking the same question. Apparently it is possible with the source, but I can't figure it out. Hopefully with both of us asking, we'll get a detailed answer. Or, perhaps with the bit of fiddling I have done, you'll be able to figure it out and share it. ;)

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

This is where I am so far. I duplicated the arrow mc in the library of the fla, changed the color to preference, and brought in a new instance for the ImageBackButton and ImageNextButton mcs. I followed the instructions here to split out the arrow color from the image frame color.

Now the arrows are not right; specifically the back arrow. What did I do wrong?

Additionally, my goal is to bring both image nav arrows to the bottom of the image. Any advice on that? Thanks!

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(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Hi,
The arrow colours can be changed along with the frame colour in the gallery.xml
frameColor="0xfdddff"

You can change the arrow colour with out changing the frame colour in Options.as, line 54

hth
Richard

I'm afraid this is incorrect. Line 54 handles the thumbnail navigation arrow color. It appears that the image nav arrow color is tied to the main image frame in line 52.

My guess (for what it's worth) for changing just the image nav arrow color (without changing the image frame color) is to get into the library of the simpleviewer.fla and change it from there. At least, that's what I'll be attempting next...

--------------edit-------------
Looks like this is our answer:
http://www.airtightinteractive.com/foru … ight=arrow

:)

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Okay, I am too much of a Flash novice to even get this to work! :(

I tried changing the format of the text boxes in the fla file, to no avail (yes, I cleared my browser cache and copied the published viewer over, etc.)

Surely there is a simple way to do this in the gallery.xml file--or, more to my liking, in the Picasa xml template files.

For example, the imageNode.xml file currently has:

<image>
    <filename><%itemName%></filename>
    <caption><%itemCaption%></caption>
</image>

And the header.xml file has:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<simpleviewerGallery maxImageHeight="400" maxImageWidth="400" backgroundImagePath="../../../images/backgroundblue2.jpg" textColor="0x000000" frameColor="0xffffff" frameWidth="10" stagePadding="10" thumbnailColumns="5" thumbnailRows="4" navPosition="left" title="<%exportDescription%>" enableRightClickOpen="false" thumbPath="thumbnails/" imagePath="" >

I tried following the FAQ and putting in the html thus:
imageNode.xml:

<image>
    <filename><%itemName%></filename>
    <caption>&lt;center&gt;<%itemCaption%>&lt;/center&gt;</caption>
</image>

header.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<simpleviewerGallery maxImageHeight="400" maxImageWidth="400" backgroundImagePath="../../../images/backgroundblue2.jpg" textColor="0x000000" frameColor="0xffffff" frameWidth="10" stagePadding="10" thumbnailColumns="5" thumbnailRows="4" navPosition="left" title="&lt;strong&gt;<%exportDescription%>&lt;/strong&gt;" enableRightClickOpen="false" thumbPath="thumbnails/" imagePath="" >

Thinking I had the brackets in the wrong place above, I also tried this for the header, but it broke the movie:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<simpleviewerGallery maxImageHeight="400" maxImageWidth="400" backgroundImagePath="../../../images/backgroundblue2.jpg" textColor="0x000000" frameColor="0xffffff" frameWidth="10" stagePadding="10" thumbnailColumns="5" thumbnailRows="4" navPosition="left" title="<&lt;strong&gt;%exportDescription%&lt;/strong&gt;>" enableRightClickOpen="false" thumbPath="thumbnails/" imagePath="" >

I also looked at the FAQ and found out about the CDATA tags for the captions (I also tried removing the brackets around %itemCaption%, which broke it):

<image>
    <filename><%itemName%></filename>
    <caption><![CDATA[<font align="center"><%itemCaption%></font>]]></caption>
</image>

and also tried:

<image>
    <filename><%itemName%></filename>
    <caption><![CDATA[<center><%itemCaption%></center>]]></caption>
</image>

Okay, I am done with the trial and error! :) This is enough information to get help from the experts, I hope. (Please and Thank-You!)

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Thanks, that gives me enough direction to venture onward :)

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Thanks, can you please give me an idea of where to look to change this?

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(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer-Pro v1)

I'm interested in this, too, but I'm still a Flash newbie. Would someone please briefly explain how this would work? I guess I would use Flash to create a drop-down menu, then somehow link the menu items to the appropriate URL for the gallery the user wants to navigate to.

Am I right?

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

I seem to remember a way using CSS to specify the background color for text. Assuming my memory is correct, does SimpleViewer (or Pro) support this? I'd rather not adjust my background image accordingly, as my captions and titles are all different lengths.

Additionally, is there a way to get the title and/or caption text to be center-aligned? Either in the xml file or in the source?

That's very cool. Would you mind sharing how you did it?