Changing Movieclip frames from HTML

I'd like to be able to control which frame my movie clip is on based on the onmouseover and onmouseout functions of an href. Can this be done?

Thank you.

Ch@rlie
crazycharlieAsked:
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negatyveCommented:
Surely.

<html><head><title></title>

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">
<!--
function FlashMethod(clip, frame)
{
      var IE = navigator.appName.indexOf("Microsoft") != -1;
      var movie = IE ? window.TARGET_MOVIE : window.document.TARGET_MOVIE;
      movie.TGotoFrame(clip, frame - 1);
}
//-->
</script>
</head>

<body>
<object
      classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
      codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0"
      width=400 height=300 id="TARGET_MOVIE">
      <param name=movie value="yourmovie.swf">
      <param name=quality value=high>
      <param name=bgcolor value=#FFFFFF>
      <embed
            src="yourmovie.swf"
            quality=high
            bgcolor=#FFFFFF
            width=400
            height=300
            name="TARGET_MOVIE"
            swLiveConnect="true"
            type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
            pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
      </embed>
</object>
<br>
<a       
      href="page.html"
      target="_blank"
      onmouseover="FlashMethod('_root.your_clip','10');"
      onmouseout="FlashMethod('_root.your_clip','1');">html link
</a>
</body>
</html>

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crazycharlieAuthor Commented:
I have the id and name attributes set on the object and embed tags (id="targetMovie", name="targetMovie") and have the javascript called from an external .js file.  The javascript looks like this:

function FlashMethod(clip, frame)
{
     var IE = navigator.appName.indexOf("Microsoft") != -1;
     var movie = IE ? window.targetMovie : window.document.targetMovie;
     movie.TGotoFrame(clip, frame - 1);
}

This is what I have in the HTML portion:

<a href="javascript: void(0);" onmouseover="FlashMethod('_root.MovieClip','2');" onmouseout="FlashMethod('_root.MovieClip','1');" onfocus="this.blur();"><img src="../../images/information.gif" alt="Definition" width="12" height="12" border="0" /></a>

I don't get any errors, but for some reason, it's not incrementing the .swf.

Ch@rlie
crazycharlieAuthor Commented:
Actually, I just figured it out.  Since I'm only progressing the frames in _root, that's what I used for the clip variable call.

Thank you!

Ch@rlie
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crazycharlieAuthor Commented:
negatyve,

This isn't working in IE on the Mac.  Do you know of a workaround for that?

Thanks.

Ch@rlie
negatyveCommented:
>Since I'm only progressing the frames in _root, that's what I used for the clip variable call.

perfect!

>This isn't working in IE on the Mac.  Do you know of a workaround for that?

actually, nothing. it's a known and unsolved issue: http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/ts/documents/browser_support_matrix.htm
crazycharlieAuthor Commented:
Okay.. I thought it might have been, but wanted to be sure anyway.

I appreciate all the help and quick responses.

All the best,

Ch@rlie
negatyveCommented:
>All the best,

to you..

cheers!

nega
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