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Mouse activated scrolling navigation in Flash MX

Posted on 2006-07-13
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Hello,

I’m trying to create a vertical navigation bar that scrolls back and forth along the y axis in response to the movement of the mouse.  There is a catch, however… It can only scroll when the mouse is over the navigation.  I have other objects elsewhere on the stage that respond to mouse movements and I’ve found that it can be quite distracting to have the navigation scrolling while I navigate other parts of the stage.  


Here’s the script which is applied to the navigation mc:

onClipEvent (load)
{
   ycenter=175;
   speed=1/20;
}
onClipEvent (enterFrame)
{
   var distance=_root._ymouse-ycenter;
   _y-=(distance*speed);
   if (_y > 0) _y=-513;
   if (_y < -513) _y=0;
}

My question is, how should I modify this code so that the navigation only scrolls while the mouse is over it.

Expert assistance is always appreciated.

Thanks
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Question by:mileHighBlogger
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make the scrolling conditional on the mouse touching the movieclip..

onClipEvent (enterFrame){
      if (hitTest( _root._xmouse, _root._ymouse, false)){
      var distance=_root._ymouse-ycenter;
   _y-=(distance*speed);
   if (_y > 0) _y=-513;
   if (_y < -513) _y=0;
      }
}

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by:Zeffer
ID: 17104968
and of course you could do it with a function as well..

onClipEvent (enterFrame){
this.onRollOver = function () {
var distance=_root._ymouse-ycenter;
   _y-=(distance*speed);
   if (_y > 0) _y=-513;
   if (_y < -513) _y=0;
     }
}

Z
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