need help with a button and a movie clip

Hi all, I need some help. I have a button that has a movie that fades in on the buttons rollover state. Within that movie there is another button. how do i click on the button within the movie? As soon as i move my mouse off the hit state of the first button, my movie dissapears. There are around 8 buttons that will do this and the movies all load up in the same spot.

[   x   ]    [       ]    [       ]    [       ]     <--- buttons
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  on roll over movie loads here
    with another button in it


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[       ]    [       ]    [       ]    [       ]     <--- buttons

please help me. can you'all get back to me asap. Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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engineroomAsked:
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ZefferCommented:
Firstly put the movie outside of the button..not in the over frame of the button.

put an instance of the movie on the stage..give it an instance name..say.. movie1

put a blank frame and a stop in frame one of movie1..you'll see a small circle to
show it's position on the stage and for selecting it.

on button 1

on(rollOver){
     _root.Movie1.gotoAndPLay(2);
}

do the same with the next movie..call it movie2

on button 2

on(rollOver){
    _root.movie2.gotoAndPlay(2);
}

ok ..that's starting the movies on rollover
but so there is only one playing at a time..
make sure the others are 'parked' on the blank 1st frame..so..

button 1

on(rollOver){
     _root.Movie1.gotoAndPLay(2);   //plays movie1
     _root.movie2.gotoAndStop(1);   //makes sure movie2 is stopped on frame 1
}

button 2

on(rollOver){
     _root.Movie2.gotoAndPLay(2);  //plays movie2
     _root.movie1.gotoAndStop(1);  //makes sure movie1 is stopped on frame 1
}

and so on for how ever many buttons.

you can target frame labels instead of numbers if you like

Z



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engineroomAuthor Commented:
i see, let me give that a shot, that might work

:-D
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
how do i do that in flash with the actions?

ex:  would it be under movie control, what would i click
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engineroomAuthor Commented:
okay Z, i found it, this is what i did, here's the actions i put on each button and the reason i did it this way (if you want to know)

*** on the properties button ***

on (rollOver) {
    mX.gotoAndPlay("fade");
    _root.properties.gotoandplay(2);
    mX = _root.properties;
}

*** on the clubMemberships button ***

on (rollOver) {
    mX.gotoAndPlay("fade");
    _root.clubMemberships.gotoandplay(2);
    mX = _root.clubMemberships;
}

******** ETC ****************

the reason i did this was cause if i did something like this _root.properties.gotoandstop(1) on rollover, it would just abruply stop and fade in the other movie. I wanted it to fade out so i applied the movie to a variable and told flash to fade what the current variable was. what do you think??? Thanx for all your help, it worked out great!!!

:)


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engineroomAuthor Commented:
by the way, give me some feedback on what i did, tell me what you think. :)
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ZefferCommented:
sorry so slow getting back.

That's an excellent and tidy solution to the fade thing..well done.

Z
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