JoomlaXTC FlashXTC Pro Reference Guide
Pre Installation Notes:FlashXTC pro is a Joomla 1.5 Component and Module Package - If you are new to Joomla you may want to browse our video section to get acquainted with the Installation and configuration of Joomla Components and Modules before you continue. Click here for more information.
FlashXTC Pro displays one or more Flash-based programs in a single location to create engaging and sophistcated effects for your website. The different effects, their position and configuration parameters are easly managed within FlashXTC Pro using familiar administration screens.
You start by creating a Panel, which will be the display area of the flash effect programs, then you can add one or more Layers to that panel, each one containing a Flash effect. You can arrange the layers in any order and position to suit your desired design goals.
INSTALLATION : UPLOADING THE PACKAGE
After downloading the extension package file to your PC, you have to:
#1 Unzip the jxtc_flashxtcpro_j15_unzipfirst.zip package
#2 Upload the com_jxtc_flashxtcpro_j15.zip to your Joomla install via the Joomla Extension Installer.
#3 Upload the mod_jxtc_flashxtcpro_j15.zip to your Joomla install via the Joomla Extension Installer.
After installation you will first need to set up at least one Panel:
#1 Open the FlashXTC Pro component from your Joomla Administration panel and go to the Panels area.
From the TOP Menu in your Joomla Administration Panel, Select Components -> JoomlaXTC FlashXTCPro
#2 You must first create a Flash Panel first. Start by selecting NEW on the top right of the page. This creates a master panel that you can add the flash elements to as LAYERS.
Setting up the PANEL parameters:
Title: Title of the PANEL (only used to identify the PANEL)
Width: The overall width of the panel to be used in the module
Height: The overall height of the panel to be used in the module
Background: Select NONE / Solid Color / or an image from your site /images folder.
Panel Background Color: The background color to use if Solid Color is selected for your background setting
Panel Border Color: The border color to use if you choose a border size
Panel Border Size: Size in PX of the Panels border
Custom CSS Code: Use custom CSS code here for additional panel style
Published: Select yes to publish. This will make the panel available for selection in the FlashXTC module.
After setting up the configuration for the Panel click the SAVE button on the top right
The FlashXTC component can display one panel at a time in the frontpage. Click on the Panels menu option, then mark the checkbox next to a panel and click on the Default icon at the top right to define the panel to display in the component. If you want to display the same or multiple panels elsewhere, you can use the FlashXTC Module.
Now your first Panel is set - It's time to start setting up the layers
#3 Select Layers view in the JoomlaXTC FlashXTC Pro component main page
#4 You must first create at least one Layer first. The FlashXTC component allows you to set unlimited flash elements as layers inside of each Panel. Start by selecting NEW on the top right of the page. This creates a new layer that you can add the flash elements to as LAYERS.
Setting up the Layer parameters:
Title: Title Layer (only used to identify the Layer)
Effect Type: Select from over 10 configurable effects and tools
Panel Name: The name of the PANEL to display the layer in. You can have unlimited Layers inside each panel
Published: Select yes to publish
After setting up the configuration for the Layer click the APPLY button on the top right. This will refresh the page to show the additional Parameters for the Flash Effect you have chosen. If you selected the wrong effect for a layer, you need to delete it and create a new one.
For full documentation on each Effect Parameter view Section Three.
JoomlaXTC FlashXTC Pro Module Set Up:
In order to display the FlashXTC Panel as a module you must first select an existing position or create a new module position to display the Panel.
To show the Flash Panel in a module position open you Joomla module manager and select the mod_jxtc_flashxtcpro module.
Setting up the Module parameters:
Panel: Select the Panel that you would like to display in the module
Enable Debug Mode: For Debugging Only
Module Class Suffix: Your custom suffix style
JoomlaXTC FlashXTC Pro Flash Effect Parameters:
GENERAL PARAMETERS:Each layer uses a general parameter set up to identify and position the layer in the panel. Once you have created a layer, selected the effect, and clicked applied the page will refresh displaying the General Layer Parameters and Custom Effect Parameters.
#1 Layer Position and Width: Each layer can be positioned in the panel using pixel based X / Y Coordinates. The starting point for each layer is the top left corner with an X / Y Value of 0 / 0.
Setting up the Layer Position and Width:
X Position: Horizontal Position of the Layer in the Panel in PX
Y Position: Vertical Position of the Layer in the Panel in PX
Custom CSS Code: Use custom CSS code here for additional layer style
Width: Width of the Layer in PX
Height: Height of the Layer in PX
FLASH ELEMENTS AND EFFECT PARAMETERS
3D Carousel Parameters:
3D Cube Parameters:
Drop Down HTML Menu Parameters:
Horizontal Marqee Parameters:
ToolTip Text Parameters:
Scene Slideshow Parameters:
Video Player Parameters:
Horizontal Scroll Menu Parameters:
Sphere Menu Parameters:
Media Gallery Parameters: