Flash button for JavaScript OnClick event

Posted on 2004-04-28
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

My web site use some buttons for search activities: 'Search', 'Clear' and such.
Each button runs JS follow OnClick event.

For new grafical and functional capabilities I replaced those Input buttons with Flash (*.swf) buttons.
Result: It looks & fill as flash element but the OnClick event does not do anything.
I add to my function some alerts to see where the problem is but it does not work as well.

Do I have to change my JavaScript functions to support Flash button?

Pls. your assistance,

Question by:tsikiB
  • 4
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 10937255
change the onrelease event in the Actionscript to
then it should call your javascript functions

when you refer to the onclick event do you mean the onclick in flash or in javascript(IE) ?

Author Comment

ID: 10938819
Unfortunately it doesn't work.
I don't have much experience on HTMLs so I add new flash button by using Dreamweaver
and I configure it through Tag editor for OnClick event: OnClick="MyFunction()" same as used by Input button

MyFunction() is local on same HTML

Following your advice I changed it in two ways
1. Through dreamweaver Tag editor to execute:  GetURL("javascript:document.MyForm.MyFunction();")
2. By replacing on HTML the OnClick expression with the above

Pls. advice,

Expert Comment

ID: 10938861
No, No take the onclick="MyFunction" out of the HTML

and put in the Actionscript of the button in Flash


you may need to get your funtion to return 0 or void I cant remeber which
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Author Comment

ID: 10939581
Still no change.
Alert message is working for MouseOver event but the same command does not work for either OnClick or OnRelease { Alert("my alert"); }

I put same alert in the beginning of MyFunction and it seams like it never get to that point.

Accepted Solution

SatanUK earned 25 total points
ID: 10939608
you need to use the GetURL fucntion
so to do an alert it would be
GetURL("Alert("my alert");")
LVL 19

Expert Comment

ID: 10940906
You have to include the ENTIRE javascript in the FLASH piece, not in the HTML page.

Flash doesn't talk to the page that way. It's a self-contained thing. You can load text from an external text or xml file, but you can't call anything else on the page.

Expert Comment

ID: 10947103
No you can Call javascript fuctions from the HTML page using GetURL("javascript:MyFuntion();")

its not as self contained as you might think it can post details back to a server page and get results and call functions from javascript they just need to return either 0 or void

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Matthew
I am a very big proponent of technology compliance standards and strive to meet such criteria in all of my work. That includes my site, which is 100% XHTML 1.0 compliant as determined by the World Wide Web Consortium. https://www.matthewstevenkel…
Shoutout to Emily Plummer ( for giving me this article! She did most of it, I just finished it up and posted it for her :)    Introduction In a previous article (http://www.experts-exchang…
Viewers will learn one way to get user input in Java. Introduce the Scanner object: Declare the variable that stores the user input: An example prompting the user for input: Methods you need to invoke in order to properly get  user input:
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question