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joeseppe69
post Aug 15 2019, 01:09 PM
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Is there a way to have a slideshow of all the photos uploaded into a specific folder?

I can create a simple slideshow in HTML but I would need to list each of the photo file names within the code.

If possible, I would rather the code be static and simply look to a specific folder where all the photos are stored and create the slideshow for all those images.

Like that, if I wanted to change the photos in said folder, refreshing the page will the make the slideshow with the new photos and the core HTML code does not need to be edited.
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Christian J
post Aug 16 2019, 04:31 AM
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Will the finished page be run from a web server? You'd need one in order to run server-side scripts. But it's not possible for (client-side) javascript to view the files of the client computer, for security reasons.

Maybe there are Windows programs that can generate a list of files as well (and then you'd just manually copy that list to the slideshow script code).
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post Aug 31 2019, 04:03 AM
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QUOTE(Christian J @ Aug 16 2019, 10:31 AM) *

Will the finished page be run from a web server? You'd need one in order to run server-side scripts. But it's not possible for (client-side) javascript to view the files of the client computer, for security reasons


My idea was to have the HTML page running on a PC connected to a large screen in the entrance area of the building.
It is a Windows machine so I could install IIS web server and point to localhost. Do I still need PHP or just JavaScript?
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post Aug 31 2019, 09:02 AM
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Yes. You need something server side, not necessarily PHP. Unless you generate the file list beforehand as Christian suggested. But that's not a good idea if the images are going to change over time since you would have to update the the list each time you added or removed images. If they won't change or change very rarely it could work.

Note that if you go the server side way you also need to install the programming language you want to use, e.g. PHP. At least if you choose Apache. With IIS I don't know. I think it comes with ASP, but I'm not sure what it can do.
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QUOTE(pandy @ Aug 31 2019, 04:02 PM) *

Note that if you go the server side way you also need to install the programming language you want to use, e.g. PHP. At least if you choose Apache.

Or you could install XAMPP, which contains both.
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