Getting Started

This guide will quickly get you started with your first rotator. It's not meant to be exhaustive, so most of the options provided by Dynamic Rotator will be ignored for simplicity.

Let's get started!
  1. If you haven't already done so, download Dynamic Rotator .NET from our downloads section.
    It works in trial mode until you purchase a license and activate your copy.

  2. Mmake sure to download appropriate package and follow instructions on Installation Guide page.

  3. Instantiate a new Rotator on your web page. It should automatically start a 3-slide animation telling the rotator needs to be configured and highlighting the main steps to achieve that.
    Locate and click the Manage Slides link right below the rotator.

    Since you don't have any slides, the screen should look like in the image below



  4. Click the Add Slide button and go directly to last section called Graphics / Content. Here you define a list of object that will get animated in that specific slide, such as text, images or other flash movies.

    For the first slide let's create a text and an image. Find the respective buttons at the bottom of the slide as illustrated in the image below.



  5. Click Add Text to open the Text Settings dialog. You only need to provide the text for this example. Note how the text field supports basic HTML tags such as <font>, <b> or <i>. You can add any number of texts to a slide. 

    See image below for more information and don't forget to hit save when done.



  6. Click Add Image/Flash to open the Image/Flash Settings dialog. Let's provide a path to an image and the X position so it doesn't collide with the text. If you don't have an image URL nearby just search for it on Google images,  for example http://www.google.com/images?q=people.
    Alternatively, if your website contains images, use the Browse Server function to locate and select them.

    See image below for more information and don't forget to hit save when done.



  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to add at least one more slide so it - it hardly can be called a rotator if it only has one slide.

  8. Your screen should now look like the image below



    Remember that nothing is saved in the database until you click the save button at the Top or at the Bottom of the screen.
    Let's do that now, Click Save and see how the rotator looks like...

You see now how easy it is to bring your content to life!

There are tons of possibilities so I encourage you to explore all the settings and experiment with them. 

And don't hesitate to contact us on our Open Traits community forums if you have any feedback or inquires.




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