Universal AIR XML Generator

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With Universal AIR XML Generator you can rapidly and effortlessly create or update the XML, images and texts for your slideshows, galleries and banner rotators. It crops or scales all at once the images for thumbnails, full screen preview or default view, then automatically generates the XML for each image and uploads everything to the production server via FTP.

Understanding the Universal AIR XML Generator interface

The Universal AIR XML Generator comes with a few easy to use interfaces: intro screen, new project screen, manage images and albums interface, image sets and XML settings interface.

The Intro screen

In the Intro screen you can create a new XML project or open a previous project and view the video tutorials. In the "recent projects" area you can view a list of the latest projects you have created.

UAGX intro screen
UAGX intro screen

New project screen

When clicking on "New project" in the Intro Screen, the "New Project" interface will pop up. Here you can define the basic settings of the project:

  • project name - used to quickly locate projects in the recently created projects
  • project path - location on your machine where the project files (images, XML, audio file) will be saved
  • paths type (production server) - relative if the XML is in the same folder with the slideshow, or absolute if you need to specify the entire path to the images in the XML
  • XML template - select from the available list of templates or create your own custom XML
  • slideshow type - when you are creating a custom XML, you should select if it's a Flash based or HTML(JavaScript, CSS, PHP, etc) slideshow/gallery/banner

 

UAXG New Project
UAXG New Project

Manage Images and Albums interface

In the Images interface you can add images, write the image title and descriptions. If your slideshow also uses albums, here you can define albums and add images to them.

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UAXG add images interface

Image sets interface

In this section of the product you can define the number and sizes of the images you need to be created from the original images you added in the Images and Albums interface. The application can resize the images at various sizes all at once (for thumbnails, full screen preview, regular size etc). The resized images can be placed in separate folders or in one common folder by renaming them accordingly to the size. Resize can be done by scaling or cropping and the resulted images can be JPG, GIF or PNG.

UAXG Image resize
UAXG Image resize

XML settings interface

The XML settings interface is used to define the XML template that the application will use to create the slideshow XML. If you use one of the embedded XML templates the XML will be prefilled with all the necessary elements. If you create a custom XML, you can add XML parameters (each parameter corresponds to a field in the Images and Albums interface) and define which section of the XML should be repeated for each image or album.

UAXG XML interface
UAXG XML interface