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apMenu Applet

This award-winning applet lets you generate appealing menus with impressive mouseover and color-fade effects. You can choose between 12 killer fade animations, configure colors, fonts, sounds, background to achieve an infinite variety of different menu appearances and behaviours. The applet is fast, small (~4kb), easy-to-use and free. Java source code is available.

Main features

  • 12 fade types
  • Horizontal and vertical directions
  • User-definable font style, font size and font face
  • Tiled image background
  • User-definable fade smoothness and speed
  • Ability to call javascripts - see javascript call example and javascript tips
  • Color parameters for normal and mouseover state of text and background
  • Support for target frames - see frame example
  • Text alignment
  • Mouseover and click sounds
  • Inactive/disabled items
  • User defined browser's status string


  • Place the .jar file in the directory containing the HTML document into which you want to insert the applet (or into a different directory, and add the correct CODEBASE= attribute). It's not necessary to have .class file if you have .jar - see FAQ.
  • Add the applet tag to your HTML document in the position you want menu to appear. Usually the easiest way to customize the applet is cut and paste the applet tag information used in the examples and modify it to fit your web page. 
    If you see a "class not found" message, this means what your browser can't find the .jar file specified. This may mean a spelling or Case seNSitiVe mistake in the CODE= or ARCHIVE= attribute, the wrong location in the CODEBASE= attribute, or that you've forgotten to copy the .jar file to the necessary directory.
  • To add frame support edit "menuItems" parameter as shown:  {ItemText,ItemLink,Frame}. 
    So {Home,home.htm,left} would display "Home" and make the frame called "left" go to "home.htm" on clicking. See also frame example.
  • To enable Javascript support see javascript tips and javascript call example.


Apycom Java Menu Applets may be used freely on non-commercial and non-profit sites. However free version displays Apycom url in the browser's status bar. It is a violation of license agreement to intentionally overwrite this message. The applets will disable this item, when running from local drive only.
If you want to use the applets on a commercial site you need to order the registered version of the applet. The purchased version does not display the Apycom url. Also you can order the Java source code of the applets. For more informations see applets' order page.

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