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Changing Movieclip frames from HTML

Posted on 2003-12-02
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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
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negatyve earned 1200 total points
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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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by:crazycharlie
ID: 9861688
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
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by:crazycharlie
ID: 9861971
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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by:crazycharlie
ID: 9862319
negatyve,

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

Thanks.

Ch@rlie
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by:negatyve
ID: 9862474
>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
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by:crazycharlie
ID: 9862549
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
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by:negatyve
ID: 9862755
>All the best,

to you..

cheers!

nega
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