How to use XML/HTML/image as menu item of your Flash menu?

Get a brand-new attractive Flash menu from other navigation bars just in steps! Believe it or not, Flash menu builder can work with various authoring files to create stylish Flash menu based on the existing menu contents and menu structure:

  • Copy & paste the related menu items in one or two Flash Menu windows to reset menu sequence;
  • Import menu items from Sothink DHTML Menu or Sothink Tree Menu to get the same menu structure and contents from JavaScript menu/ tree menu;
  • Attach XML file to generate Flash menu and modify it by outside file, which edits XML file to upgrade Flash menu later.

To make your Flash menu creation effectively; you can use one of above-mentioned methods. To make your Flash menu special, you can apply HTML code or image in Flash menu as menu item, which gets great result that the plain text menu can never surpass.

Now, let’s view which elements can be use as menu item:

Use XML to create Flash menu:

1. Select the menu item in Menu Panel, and check the “XML” option in “Menu Item > General” property panel; then click the button “Folder” to browse and choose XML file, or type XML file’s path, the menu will appear in the preview window.

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Add the same-level menu item or parent-level menu item for this XML menu.

2. In Menu panel, choose this “XML menu item”, click “Insert Item After” button to add the same-level menu item; or choose “Top-level Menu”; and click “Add Sub Menu Item” button to add the same-level menu item.

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Use HTML code as menu item

Check the “HTML” option in “Menu Item > General” property panel after selecting the menu item in Menu Panel; input HTML code in it to use as menu item

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Use image as menu item

Pick up the menu item in Menu Panel, and check the “image” option in “Menu Item > General”; and then re-enter “Menu Item > Image” property panel, click “Image Library” or “Folder” button to browse and choose image file, or type image file’s path, the image menu item will appear in the preview window.

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Besides general text, Flash menu builder provides more options to generate menu items. They enrich contents and simplify update steps for Flash menu, which gives us a wonderful journey to build Flash menu.

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