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I'm designing a navigation sytem in flash. On clicking a button on the timeline I want to play a short animation, then go to the relevant frame where I will load in the content. If the animation starts on frame 2 and ends on frame 10 with a stop action, what actionscript should I put on the button for say the contact page in order for it to gotoAndPlay (2) then gotoAndStop("contact"),
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Question by:DallySP
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by:ieciep
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button action:
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on(release)
{
gotoAndPlay (2);
}

Frame 10 action:
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on keyframe number 10 write this action:

gotoAndStop("contact");

when your animation is ended on frame 10, you are moved to your desired frame i.e. with contact label.
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by:DallySP
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The problem is I have more than one page. I have a page for contact, a page for about us etc. When each one's button is pressed I need the timeline to play the animation between 2 and 10, THEN go to "contact" which is on frame 30, or "about us" which is frame 40 etc. I wondered if there was an actionscript instruction that allowed you to do one action and on completion do another all on button - does that make sense?
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// on frame 1 stop & declare a few variables

stop();
var aboutus:Boolean = false;
var contact:Boolean = false;
var home:Boolean = false;

**************

// about us button on frame 1

on(release){
      aboutus=true;
      gotoAndPlay(2);
      trace(aboutus);
}


// contact button on frame 1

on(release){
      contact=true;
      gotoAndPlay(2);
      trace(contact);
}


// home button on frame 1

on(release){
      home=true;
      gotoAndPlay(2);
      trace(home);
}

**************

// compare on frame 10

if (aboutus==true) {
      gotoAndStop("aboutus");
}

 else if (contact==true) {
      gotoAndStop("contact");
}

 else {
      gotoAndStop("home");
}
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by:sibgig
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you can omit the lines that begin with "trace"

i just used that to test and verify.
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by:DallySP
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That brilliant - thanks very much.
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glad i could help.

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