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Q & A : Using images in your progress bar

Every played around with images in your progress bars? One of our members is having problems and submitted this question.

Q: Have you guys ever worked with custom images being used in a progress bar? I am experimenting with progress bars and I cannot get my image to appear. In this article we will show you how to add a image to your progress bar

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Learn Flash Lesson 4 : Generic Flash Example

In this article we will take what we have learnt so far and explore one concept in making our flash object generic. The idea here will be to pass something into the flash object that set’s it up and then the flash object returns the selected result. This object could then be used in multiple positions throughout our survey to collect data.

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Learn Flash Lesson 3 : Categorical Question

In the previous two articles we saw how to pass things from a flash object to data collection server and back again. In this article we will make a  categorical style question in flash and link it to our data collection survey. We will start with passing the data back to a text box and then  progress onto linking it to a categorical question.

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Learn Flash Lesson 2 : Pass it back to Data Collection Server

In our previous article on flash we discovered how to create a flash object with two text boxes on it and a  button that could interact with an html page via JavaScript. In this article we will discover how to add all  this code into a html file that can be used with a Data Collection Server survey.

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Learn Flash Lesson 1 : Lets Get Started

As promised here are our articles on integrating flash and data collection server. We started learning FLASH about 3 days ago and we now believe that we have found enough information to get something working. To get going with this , we downloaded the latest version of “Adobe Flash CS4 Professional” which gave us a 30 day trial. This has been more than enough time for us to get things working.

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Learn Javascript Lesson 7a : Integrated Count Down

As a follow up to the excellent javascript ‘Count Down’ example, I wanted to show you how to extend this functionality such that the ‘Count down’ is fully automated and doesn’t require either:

  • Specific references to the the variable name, and
  • Specific reference to the maximum number of characters declared in the variable

Assuming you have the Lesson 7 example working, these are the general next steps required:

  1. Move the mrData tags and HTML code specific to the ‘Count down’ functionality into a Question sub-template, along with additional mrData tags for automation
  2. Move the core javascript code into an external file (.js) and reference that external file from the new Question sub-template
  3. Modify the metadata file so that the variable in question references the new Question sub-template

Let’s take a look at each step in turn

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Learn JavaScript Lesson 4 : The Document Object

Before we start to create some cool things with our JavaScript and our survey pages  there is one more thing we must understand how to use. What we will need to be able to  do is to reference our html page and all the things on it with JavaScript. To do this  we need to use the Document Object. This article is about the document object and the  main properties that we will need to use.

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