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Flash (actionscript): navigating a separate frame

Posted on 2003-10-22
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I've got a menu made in flash in one frame and I want to make the buttons make a different frame navigate, but I can't find anything like this on the internet
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I assume that the index page that you have is written somewhat like this?

<frameset cols="15%,85%">
  <frame name="nav" src="navpage.html">
  <frame name="main" src="mainpage.html">
</frameset>

in which case, within flash you need to use a <a href="destination_page.html" target="main"> type of call which translates to
getURL("destination_page.html", "main");

you might use the

on (release) {
   getURL("destination_page.html", "main");
}

variable if you are clicking a button to call the page.

this should work.  If you don't know what the frame name is that you want the page to arrive in, then open the frames page in a html editor and have a look.

Good luck
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I cant beleive I didnt try that.  I was trying like _top.document.frames(main).location and all this crazy stuff, but I didnt try "main"
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