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Configure a Flash file to proceed to a URL when clicked anywhere.

Posted on 2007-03-26
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Haven't touched Flash in almost a year.  And I forget how to do this easy task...   I created a flash file, but want to configure it so when clicked anywhere, it proceeds to a URL.  I.e., I want the flash to be a simple link to a website.  No buttons, etc.

I know this is a simple thing, but can't remember how/where to do it.  Someone please remind me.
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Question by:stockblocks
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by:FLAASHER
ID: 18795632
draw any thing or write some word then sellect it with ur mouse
press F8 to convert it to button or a movie clip
then sellect the new movieclip with ur mouse and press F9 to open action panel
paste this code on it :

on (press) {
      getURL("http://yahoo.com");

}

replace yaho with whatever u want


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CyanBlue earned 125 total points
ID: 18795742
Don't know if it is going to be more annoying or not, but you don't need a button/movieClip with the onMouseDown handler...

this.onMouseDown = function ()
{
      getURL("http://www.domain.com");
}

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by:Zeffer
ID: 18795775
I think you mean an invisible button or 'hotspot.
make a new button symbol..put a blank keyframe in the 'hit' frame
draw a small square shape in the hit frame
back on the stage drag an instance of the button to the topmost layer..size it to the stage size..
put code on it
you see the button in authoring..but it is invisible at runtime

Z
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by:stockblocks
ID: 18809041
Thanks to the other people's responses as well!  But the one given by CyanBlue is exactly what I needed. I simply dropped that code to an "actions" layer, and it works great.
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by:CyanBlue
ID: 18809149
Don't get used to using that script on other projects because that will trap ANY click on anywhere on the stage...  ;)

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