This is an easy to use Web Part that displays the contents of a Picture Library in a grid format using Adobe Flash Version 6 or greater.
Just set a few simple properties and the web part will show a grid of a specified number of pictures in the Picture Library with an optional dynamic preview of each picture. You can set the size of the grid window along with Display time if using the dynamic preview feature.
Its a great way to display picture sets of your products, employees, social events etc…
(Due to a bug in SharePoint 2007 these WebParts will not work correctly for anonymous users)
Intallation must be done from the SharePoint Server and requires SharePoint admin priviliges.
- Unzip the contents of FlashPhotoGrid.zip. This file contains a batch file to help installation and also the Web Part cab file installation.
- Run the InstallWebPart.cmd file.
- Check the results of the command it should display:
installflash-photogrid.cab Deploying to http://<yourwsssite>
Operation completed successfully
- The batch file contains a command line to call the WSS admin program stsadm.exe using the addwppack command to install the Web Part to all virtual servers on the machine.
Since this web part is not installed into the GAC and uses the Sharepoint object model to allow the user to select the Picture Librarys permissions may need to be configured if your virtual server is running with WSS_Minimal trust settings.
By default Sharepoint is installed with a restrictive set of allowed permissions as defined in the WSS_Minimal config file.
For details about configuring the SharePoint config files see Web Part Configuration Details
If you have trouble getting Flash to work please try this Adobe support page http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_15511