NewsTicker Applet Collection

This java news ticker applet collection contains horizontal and vertical news ticker applets.

The vertical news ticker displays news items with news headers and text and scrolls them vertically. The applet allows the user to scroll the news items up or down and click on a link to open a web page with the full text. The news items are loaded as XML text, either through the applet parameters or from a URL containing the XML formatted news items. The look and feel of the news ticker can be configured with parameters such as background, borders, fonts, colors, and scroll speed.

The horizontal news ticker scrolls news headers right to left and enables to user to click on a news item and open a web page. The fonts and colors can be controlled as well as the speed of the scrolling.


FEATURES


INSTALLATION


CHANGES

Version 2.1 to 2.2

Version 2.0 to 2.1


DISPLAYING A HORIZONTAL NEWS TICKER


To display a horizontal news ticker, copy the com.objectplanet.NewsTicker.jar containing the java applet to the web server and place the following applet tag in a web page

<applet code=com.objectplanet.HNewsTicker
  archive=com.objectplanet.NewsTicker.jar
  width=100% height=24>
<param name=news_0 value="Other ObjectPlanet Products: ">
<param name=news_1 value="Network Probe - display network traffic">
<param name=newsLink_1 value="http://objectplanet.com/Probe">
<param name=news_2 value="Surveyor - create online surveys">
<param name=newsLink_2 value="http://objectplanet.com/Surveyor">
</applet>



DISPLAYING A VERTICAL NEWS TICKER

Place the applet tag below in a web page on your web server

<applet code=com.objectplanet.NewsTicker
archive=com.objectplanet.NewsTicker.jar
width=200 height=400>
<param name=header value="NewsTicker">
<param name=newsURL value="news.xml">
</applet>

The URL containing the news should contain news in the following format:

<news>
   <header>
      news header text
   </header>
   <body>
      This is the text of the news item body. It can contain as much
      text as you want. The item in the link tag is the url opened
      when the user clicks on the news body.
   </body>
   <link>
      newsitem.html
   </link>
</news>



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