i CAN click invisible button.



i have button object instance in my movie. sometimes other movie object covers this button, but i can still click on it. also while moving cursor over it, cursor changes to handpoint type. is there any way of avoiding this?

thanks in advance.

kzdownAsked:
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JaymolConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Or alternatively set the "_visible" property of a movie clip (with the button in it) to false.

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stef4sCommented:
put the button in a movie on frame 1. on frame 2 have the button graphic displayed aswell. so to disable the "button" tell the movie to go to frame 2
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kzdownAuthor Commented:
i can not do that as it is animation that moves (hides) menu tab (with buttons) in the back of other object (movie clip)
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stef4sCommented:
do you see though that you can make functions in the movie like this

function enabled(state){
if (state){
gotoAndPlay(1)//the button is active
}else{
gotoAndPlay(2)//the button is inactive
}
}


calling from the timeline above it is then quite easy.

buttonInstance.enabled(true);

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ZefferCommented:
Part 2 of your question..

From Flash ActionScript Help..

To create a custom cursor:

1  Create a movie clip to use as a custom cursor.
2  Select the movie clip instance on the Stage.
3  Choose Window > Actions to open the Object Actions panel.
4  In the Toolbox list, select Objects, then select Mouse, and drag hide to the Script window.
 The code should look like this:
 onClipEvent(load){
     Mouse.hide();
}
 
5  In the Toolbox list, select Actions; then drag startDrag to the Script window.
6  Select the Lock Mouse to Center box.
 The code should look like this:
 onClipEvent(load){
     Mouse.hide()
     startDrag("this", true);
}
 
7  Choose Control > Test Movie to use the custom cursor.
 


Buttons will still function when you use a custom cursor. It's a good idea to put the custom cursor on the top layer of the Timeline so that it moves in front of buttons and other objects as you move the mouse in the movie.

For more information about the methods of the Mouse object, see their entries in the ActionScript dictionary: Overview.



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Computer101Commented:
kzdown,
Moderators have gone through alot of touble to clean questions you have not closed.  Do not make this the same.


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Computer101Commented:
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