Expiring Today—Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


Flash MX 2004: drop down menu

Posted on 2006-10-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Basically i create my drop down menu according to this site:

It does work fine. My problem is:
when my cursor point to Button A, its submenu appears.
Then i move my cursor to Button B, submenu of Button B appears but submenu of Button A is not disappear. Sometimes it dissappear but sometimes not.

Anyone could help me? Or you do have better idea on doing this drop down menu. Pls kindly solve this matter for me.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:tloip
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 17820989
The tutorial is for building one button with drop-down
As you have built another (B) .. along with A .. the problem will be with the roll-off button.. it is only coded for one button.
You can fix this by giving each button an instance name .. say buttonA  and buttonB
then on the roll-off button..


as you roll off any part of either drop-down both buttons will be reset



Author Comment

ID: 17825408
Thanks for helping me.

I tried to do it. Now, two menu list will not appeared at the same time.
but the problem is all the menu list can't dissappear at the same time.

I give instance name for both button (btn-snow2 & btn-school2 respectively).
I create different rolloff for each button with diff instance name (instance name of 1st rolloff is  "roll-back" - for 1st button,  instance name of 2nd rollof is "roll" - 2nd button)
For both Rolloff, i typed same function:


Is it correct? Pls kindly adv..Thanks.
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

Zeffer earned 1000 total points
ID: 17826962
I tried making one of these and as you say.. and the original code is fine..one button works .. but it got as buggy as hell when more buttons are added.
The problem does lie with the rollout button and the trick is to surround the menus.. not have it in one piece in the background.. so we can forget the new coding I suggested.
Seeing i made one have posted it for you to look at.



Author Comment

ID: 17831131
Thanks Zeffer. Actually i can do it by using this over the weekend


just that, i removed "_root.".

Million thanks... :-)


Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

While working over numerous projects I often had the requirement for doing a screen capture in AS3.0. Unfortunately I found no "ready made" solutions in google search that suited my requirements. But I did come across some great resources which help…
I have found that much of my time doing support ends up being a constant repetition of the same steps to different people.  Early on I stated using web pages with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to alleviate most of the burden.  Sometimes this jus…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to live broadcast using Flash Media Live Encoder and connecting it to YouTube to broadcast. Log into your Youtube account, choose live stream settings, start live stream from Flash Media Live Enc…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to how to record live broadcast.
Suggested Courses

719 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