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NavMenu Pro NE

Version : 1.4
Last revised date : 25/03/2001

NavMenu Pro NE is a simple and elegant vertical menu interface which supports multiple levels of submenus. You do not have to face the hassle of creating graphical buttons or mouseover effects anymore. Furthermore, NavMenu Pro NE is extremely compact, allowing you to provide direct links to all the pages. Visitors to your web site can find the information quickly and easily without searching through all the intermediate pages.

NavMenu Pro NE is available in 2 versions : the freeware version and the registered version. The freeware version, which contains a link to our home page, is intended for non-commercial use by personal home pages and non-profit organisations. The registered version, in which the link is removed, may be purchased using the online order form. Additional information as well as the latest version of the applet could be found at

Installing the Applet

This section contains important information about configuring the applet. To install the applet, you could copy the example code in parameter.html to your html page and modify the parameters according to your preferences. You will also need to modify or the text file containing information about the menus or create a new one.

Convention and Format of the text file

The convention used in the text file is as follows:

: : denotes the level of the menu item
| : delimiter for the parameters

The format for each menu item is defined in the following way

Menu Item Format 1 ::Item descriptionThis adds a menu item without an associated URL. It is usually used for adding submenus. If there is no submenu or url associated, clicking on the menu item will product no visible effect.
Menu Item Format 2 ::Item description|URL|Target frame or windowURL is specified for the menu item. This means that clicking on the item will open a page in the target frame or window. If the target frame is not specified, the page will open up in the frame or window specified by the "target" parameter.

Please refer to the example text file for more information.

General Information

How to get the link to open in a new window?

To open a link in a new window, set the value of the "target" parameter to "_blank".

<param name="target" value="_blank">

How to get the link to open in the same window?

To open a link in the same window, set the value of the "target" parameter to "_self".

<param name="target" value="_self">

How to get the applet to work with frames?

To open a link in the frame desired, set the value of the "target" parameter to the name of the frame.

<param name="target" value="name_of_frame">

Please note that values such as "_blank", "self" and "_top" are already predefined by the HTML standard . If the name of the target frame is "mainframe", the value should be "mainframe" instead of "_mainframe". There is NO underscore for names that are not predefined, as is the case for HTML tags.

How to remove the "About the applet" menu item

The link credit may be removed by the purchase of the registered version of the applet at the web site. Please refer to for additional information.

How do I add the applet onto my page using visual (WYSIWYG) html editor?

Copy the code, change to the HTML view and paste it after the body tag. If you require any additional information, please consult the documentation of the web publishing software.

Is there any way to display the menus outside the allocated space?

Java applets are only allowed to operate within the confined space except for popup menus. As it offers limited configurability, NavWinButton is the only applet that uses the popup menu interface.

The server does not accept file names with "$" in them

This problem could be solved by compressing all the class files in a zip archive. Please refer to the installation instructions for further information.

The applet works fine under Internet Explorer but some menus do not appear under Netscape Navigator

Internet Explorer is more tolerant to syntax errors than Netscape. If the applet works fine under Internet Explorer but not Netscape, this may de due to a small error somewhere : missing values, no closing tag etc.

Is it possible to have the source code for the applet?

The source code for certain freeware applets are available. Source code for navigation applets are NOT available. Note that the source code is not required for the configuration and the use of the applet.

Error messages appear and the applet does not run under Netscape.

This is an existing problem in some versions of Netscape which prevents applets from running correctly. Please refer to the technical support of Netscape for more information.

Please contact us if you come across any issues that has not been been covered in this page. Feedback and suggestions are most welcome.