Slide Show

Allows the user to encapsulate a series of images within a slide show presentation so that visitors may 'flip' thru each picture using the appropriate arrow buttons. Each image may have a title and URL associated with it.


The applet may be downloaded for free by clicking on the TAR-file link below (read the FAQ if you're not sure what to do with a TAR file). The FAQ also has step by step instructions on how to embed an applet into your own webpage.


Once unTARed, you should find the following classes (plus a '.jar' file if you want to use the archive= attribute in the <applet> tag):


Below are descriptions of all the parameters you may use to customize the applets to your webpages. Be sure to enclose any parameters that contain white space in double-quotation marks. Most parameters have default values in case you do not specify your own values, but the first two parameters (AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT) are necessary. If you are not sure how to incorporate an applet into a webpage (with its parameter names and values), looks at the source of this webpage and the applet embedded for an example, or read the FAQ page.

  • AUTHOR: This parameter must appear exactly as follows:
    <param name=AUTHOR value="Eric Harshbarger,">

  • COPYRIGHT: This parameter must appear exactly as follows:
    <param name=COPYRIGHT value="SlideShow applet, Copyright 1999, Eric Harshbarger">

  • BGCOLOR: This parameter indicates the background color of the applet. Consult the FAQ page if you are unsure what format to use for the parameter's value.

  • FGCOLOR: This parameter indicates the foreground color of the applet. Consult the FAQ page if you are unsure what format to use for the parameter's value.

  • FONTNAME: This value indicates the fontface used by the applet. Java1.0.2 has the following values from which to choose (must be spelled exactly): TimesRoman, Dialog, Courier, Helvetica, DialogInput, Symbol.

  • FONTSIZE: This value indicates the size of the font used by the applet.

  • FONTSTYLE: This value indicates the style of the font used by the applet. The value should be one of the following: plain, bold, italic, bolditalic.

  • IMAGE.#: This is a series of parameters (IMAGE.0, IMAGE.1,...) used to define images that will be used/drawn in the slide show. The parameters' values should be in the following format:
    <param name=IMAGE.0 value="path_to_image | title | URL | target">
    The image's path must be included, but the other values are optional. If you wish to omit one of the values but include a later value (e.g. no title but have a URL), you must still put a '|' symbol and allocate an empty place holder. URL indicates the URL that will be spawned if the image is clicked, 'target' is the web browser frame targeted for the new webpage.

  • DELIMITER: The IMAGE.# parameter uses a pipe-symbol (|) to separate various arguments and terms; this parameter may be used to define a different separator (in case you want to use the | symbol in a title).

    The Applet Depot and all associated applets, text, scripts, and images, Copyright © 1998-2002 by Eric Harshbarger unless otherwise noted. 'Java' is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems Incorporated.