View Full Version : Navigational Menu - how to delete a function?

11-17-2009, 05:02 PM
1) Script Title: Smooth Navigational Menu

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/ddsmoothmenu.htm

3) Describe problem: Wanted to delete the Function with the arrows... It doesn't work and mixed up the whole code so I downloaded the js-script again. Then it worked normaly with the arrowfunction. But I still want to delete the arrowfunction. how to do this? deleting only the arrow pictures doesn't work. i think i have to do sth in the js?

11-17-2009, 11:23 PM
To remove both the right and down arrows, find the below line inside the .js file:

$curobj.children("a:eq(0)").css(this.istopheader? {paddingRight: smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[2]} : {}).append( //add arrow images
'<img src="'+ (this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[1] : smoothmenu.arrowimages.right[1])
+'" class="' + (this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[0] : smoothmenu.arrowimages.right[0])
+ '" style="border:0;" />'

and change that to just:

$curobj.children("a:eq(0)").css(this.istopheader? {paddingRight: smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[2]} : {})

11-18-2009, 10:12 AM
done. it doesen't show the arrows anymore! exactly what i want, but now the submenus don't open when i hover the menu...
do you need a screenshot?

11-18-2009, 04:06 PM
That probably means you did something incorrect, resulting in the script not working altogether actually. Double check that you made the modification correctly, or post a link to the problem page if needed.

11-21-2009, 10:39 AM
I checked it and didn't found anything. so I let a friend check it. He found nothing, too.
I uploaded it especially for you on bplaced (or for other who wants to help (please!))
Here you are: http://monstercarnival.bplaced.net/ (It's the part with 01.Home and so on... I changed the menus in pictures)

And I've got a question for an other post of me. How to close them and symbol it as solved?

11-21-2009, 11:44 AM
There's an extra bracket where it's not needed. You should get something like Firebug and it would show you where the errors in the script lie.

Error: syntax error
Source File: http://monstercarnival.bplaced.net/ddsmoothmenu.js
Line: 66, Column: 16
Source Code:

Take out the bracket on line 66, and the script works.

Here's just the whole thing so you can copy paste:

//** Smooth Navigational Menu- By Dynamic Drive DHTML code library: http://www.dynamicdrive.com
//** Script Download/ instructions page: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/ddlevelsmenu/
//** Menu created: Nov 12, 2008

//** Dec 12th, 08" (v1.01): Fixed Shadow issue when multiple LIs within the same UL (level) contain sub menus: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39177&highlight=smooth

//** Feb 11th, 09" (v1.02): The currently active main menu item (LI A) now gets a CSS class of ".selected", including sub menu items.

//** May 1st, 09" (v1.3):
//** 1) Now supports vertical (side bar) menu mode- set "orientation" to 'v'
//** 2) In IE6, shadows are now always disabled

//** July 27th, 09" (v1.31): Fixed bug so shadows can be disabled if desired.

var ddsmoothmenu={

//Specify full URL to down and right arrow images (23 is padding-right added to top level LIs with drop downs):
arrowimages: {down:['downarrowclass', 'down.gif', 23], right:['rightarrowclass', 'right.gif']},

transition: {overtime:300, outtime:300}, //duration of slide in/ out animation, in milliseconds
shadow: {enable:true, offsetx:5, offsety:5},

///////Stop configuring beyond here///////////////////////////

detectwebkit: navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("applewebkit")!=-1, //detect WebKit browsers (Safari, Chrome etc)
detectie6: document.all && !window.XMLHttpRequest,

getajaxmenu:function($, setting){ //function to fetch external page containing the panel DIVs
var $menucontainer=$('#'+setting.contentsource[0]) //reference empty div on page that will hold menu
$menucontainer.html("Loading Menu...")
url: setting.contentsource[1], //path to external menu file
async: true,
$menucontainer.html('Error fetching content. Server Response: '+ajaxrequest.responseText)
ddsmoothmenu.buildmenu($, setting)

buildmenu:function($, setting){
var smoothmenu=ddsmoothmenu
var $mainmenu=$("#"+setting.mainmenuid+">ul") //reference main menu UL
$mainmenu.parent().get(0).className=setting.classname || "ddsmoothmenu"
var $headers=$mainmenu.find("ul").parent()
$headers.each(function(i){ //loop through each LI header
var $curobj=$(this).css({zIndex: 100-i}) //reference current LI header
var $subul=$(this).find('ul:eq(0)').css({display:'block'})
this._dimensions={w:this.offsetWidth, h:this.offsetHeight, subulw:$subul.outerWidth(), subulh:$subul.outerHeight()}
this.istopheader=$curobj.parents("ul").length==1? true : false //is top level header?
$subul.css({top:this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? this._dimensions.h+"px" : 0})
$curobj.children("a:eq(0)").css(this.istopheader? {paddingRight: smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[2]} : {})
if (smoothmenu.shadow.enable){
this._shadowoffset={x:(this.istopheader?$subul.offset().left+smoothmenu.shadow.offsetx : this._dimensions.w), y:(this.istopheader? $subul.offset().top+smoothmenu.shadow.offsety : $curobj.position().top)} //store this shadow's offsets
if (this.istopheader)
var $parentLi=$curobj.parents("li:eq(0)")
this.$shadow=$('<div class="ddshadow'+(this.istopheader? ' toplevelshadow' : '')+'"></div>').prependTo($parentshadow).css({left:this._shadowoffset.x+'px', top:this._shadowoffset.y+'px'}) //insert shadow DIV and set it to parent node for the next shadow div
var $targetul=$(this).children("ul:eq(0)")
this._offsets={left:$(this).offset().left, top:$(this).offset().top}
var menuleft=this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? 0 : this._dimensions.w
menuleft=(this._offsets.left+menuleft+this._dimensions.subulw>$(window).width())? (this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? -this._dimensions.subulw+this._dimensions.w : -this._dimensions.w) : menuleft //calculate this sub menu's offsets from its parent
if ($targetul.queue().length<=1){ //if 1 or less queued animations
$targetul.css({left:menuleft+"px", width:this._dimensions.subulw+'px'}).animate({height:'show',opacity:'show'}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.overtime)
if (smoothmenu.shadow.enable){
var shadowleft=this.istopheader? $targetul.offset().left+ddsmoothmenu.shadow.offsetx : menuleft
var shadowtop=this.istopheader?$targetul.offset().top+smoothmenu.shadow.offsety : this._shadowoffset.y
if (!this.istopheader && ddsmoothmenu.detectwebkit){ //in WebKit browsers, restore shadow's opacity to full
this.$shadow.css({overflow:'', width:this._dimensions.subulw+'px', left:shadowleft+'px', top:shadowtop+'px'}).animate({height:this._dimensions.subulh+'px'}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.overtime)
var $targetul=$(this).children("ul:eq(0)")
$targetul.animate({height:'hide', opacity:'hide'}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.outtime)
if (smoothmenu.shadow.enable){
if (ddsmoothmenu.detectwebkit){ //in WebKit browsers, set first child shadow's opacity to 0, as "overflow:hidden" doesn't work in them
this.$shadow.css({overflow:'hidden'}).animate({height:0}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.outtime)
) //end hover
}) //end $headers.each()
$mainmenu.find("ul").css({display:'none', visibility:'visible'})

if (typeof setting.customtheme=="object" && setting.customtheme.length==2){ //override default menu colors (default/hover) with custom set?
var mainmenuid='#'+setting.mainmenuid
var mainselector=(setting.orientation=="v")? mainmenuid : mainmenuid+', '+mainmenuid
document.write('<style type="text/css">\n'
+mainselector+' ul li a {background:'+setting.customtheme[0]+';}\n'
+mainmenuid+' ul li a:hover {background:'+setting.customtheme[1]+';}\n'
this.shadow.enable=(document.all && !window.XMLHttpRequest)? false : this.shadow.enable //in IE6, always disable shadow
jQuery(document).ready(function($){ //ajax menu?
if (typeof setting.contentsource=="object"){ //if external ajax menu
ddsmoothmenu.getajaxmenu($, setting)
else{ //else if markup menu
ddsmoothmenu.buildmenu($, setting)

} //end ddsmoothmenu variable

//Initialize Menu instance(s):

11-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks a lot, Schmoopy <3