Clicking a link twice causes the flash player to jump to the next frame.
Posted on 2005-05-09
I have built a flash program for a products parts list.
The program has the product split into it's key assemblies and displays zoomable 3D line drawings of each assembly so that each area can be zoomed and then individual parts click on to view their information.
I have a problem where a link is clicked, which causes the movie to jump to a certain frame, but if the same link is clicked again, it jumps to the next frame, even though it is already on the desired one.
I am looking for the best solution to solve this as it is a regular occurance to have the same part listed twice on the scree, ie: two bolts the same or something.
This means that if the user clicks one of the bolts, it goes to, say, frame 6, then they click the other bolt to check if it is the same, it goes to frame 7 which is the description frame of the nut.
The program also has litteraly hundreds, maybe even thousands of links in it already so i am trying to find a solution that will mean we don't have to change every single link already created.
It may also be important to know that the program is CD based using the projector file, rather than embedded in an HTML document. This has meant the use of any dynamic or server side content has been prohibited, however we have used mostly external txt and swf files to compile everything meaning updates are easy and possible future HDD installations should be easily managed and updateable.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.