AdComplete.com, LLC
Celebration, Florida 34747
407-551-0777 Phone
 
 
 
 

>> Preventing "Click to activate and use this control".

 
 
In April 2006 Microsoft implemented a new security update to Internet Explorer that by default blocks controls such as flash movies that are loaded using EMBED, OBJECT or APPLET tags.  While the flash movies continue to display in Ban Man Pro, they require a click in order to activate the movie so that the user can click through to the advertisers web site.

To avoid this message on pages which you server Ban Man Pro ads, here are some possible solutions:


Using the non-IFRAME Ban Man Pro ad tags:

1. You must be using the non-IFRAME ad tags which use a simple Javascript SRC call for serving ads.  In Ban Man Pro version 6 these appear as the first choice when clicking Zones--Code.

2. You must enter your flash movies using a basic OBJECT/EMBED tag.  To do this in Ban Man Pro 5 and higher, use the Add Flash option then choose "Use the code that will prompt the user to download flash if it is not already installed on their computer.".


Using the Advanced Javascript Ban Man Pro Ad Tags: 

If you are using the advanced javascript ad tags to serve ads on your site and you entered the flash banner into Ban Man Pro using a simple <OBJECT and <EMBED tag then you can...

1. Download the file called FlashFix.zip.  Unzip the file and copy flashfix.js it to the folder where you have installed Ban Man Pro.  For example, http://www.yourdomain.com/banmanpro/

2. Now edit/update the individual Ban Man Pro flash banners (View Banners, then click Edit).  Simply append this tag to the end of the ad code.

<script src="http://www.yourdomain.com/banmanpro/flashfix.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

You must correct the URL in the above code snippet to match the URL to your copy of flashfix.js.

The completed code for the flash banner might now look like this:

<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=4,0,0,0" WIDTH="120" HEIGHT="600">
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="http://www.yourdomain.com/banmanpro/mymovie.swf?url=[BanManProURL]">
<PARAM NAME=menu VALUE=false> <PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high>
<EMBED src="http://www.yourdomain.com/banmanpro/mymovie.swf?url=[BanManProURL]" menu=false quality=high swLiveConnect=FALSE WIDTH="120" HEIGHT="600" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"></EMBED></OBJECT>
<script src="http://www.yourdomain.com/banmanpro/flashfix.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
 


Additional Reading regarding Macromedia's suggested workarounds as well as Microsoft's:

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/activecontent/articles/devletter.html

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Copyright 1999-2015 AdComplete.com, LLC All Rights Reserved