Video Wall

Pure flash. This applet allows you to set up a 'wall' of images that randomly appear. A 'mask image' (mostly transparent) may be defined. It is used as an overlay for each grid space.

The images in this applet are not E. Harshbarger's.


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="VideoWall applet, Copyright 1998, Eric Harshbarger">

  • IMAGES: A space separated list of the images that are to appear in the applet. All of the images should be the same size (and the same size as the IMAGE.MASK). Read the FAQ to learn what image formats are supported.

  • IMAGE.MASK: This parameter points to a 'mask' image that is oveylaid atop each image from IMAGES and color squares (if used).

  • ORDER: Either 'random', 'forward', or 'backward'. If 'random', the images appear in a random grid space on the video wall. If 'forward', the applet places the images in spaces starting in the upper left corner and proceeding to the lower right. 'Backward' is the opposite of that. The default is 'random'.

  • COLUMNS: The number of columns of images. The default is 3.

  • ROWS: The number of rows of images. The default is 3.

  • SPEED: This is length of the pause (in milliseconds) between each image (after they are all fully downloaded). The default is 300.

  • COLOR.PERCENT: This is used to intersperse rectangles of random color for variety amongst the IMAGES. The parameter's value is a number between 0.0 and 1.0 and indicated the percent chance a color blank will be painted instead of one of the images during that turn.

    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.