Solved

Why does this button get hung up?

Posted on 2009-07-14
1
123 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I'm using a script that I've used before without incident, you can see it below. But while it's never been a problem in the past, apparently there is some room for improvement as the animation will get hung up from time to time.

I've zipped up the fla file if you want to see it first hand. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Bottom line: I need the animation to be flawless - it can't get hung up just because my user may quickly move their mouse from one button to the next.

Thanks!

Here's the link to the zip file: http://hihatwebdesign.com/Indelible.zip
onClipEvent(load){

 //is the cursor over the movie clip

 previouslyOver=false;

}

onClipEvent(enterFrame){

 currentlyOver=this.hitTest(_root._xmouse,_root._ymouse,true);

 //if there is a change, go to another frame

 if(!previouslyOver and currentlyOver){

 previouslyOver=true;

 this.gotoAndPlay("on");

 } else if (previouslyOver and !currentlyOver){

 previouslyOver=false;

 this.gotoAndPlay("off");

 }

}

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:brucegust
1 Comment
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
blue-genie earned 500 total points
ID: 24856939
Hello. this is how i would do it.
firstly i wouldn't use onEnterFrame,
then i'd take the code off the movieclips and put in on the timeline
and i'd give my buttons instance names as per the array.

test it tell me how it goes.
also I'm guessing when they press it it must stay underlined.

blu
stop();

var btnArray:Array = new Array(bt1, bt2, bt3, bt4, bt5, bt6);
 

var currentObject:MovieClip = null;
 

function setUpButtons():Void {

	for (var i:Number = 0; i<btnArray.length; i++) {

		btnArray[i].onRollOver = function() {

			currentObject = this;

			trace("Current " + currentObject);

			currentObject.gotoAndPlay("on");

		}

		btnArray[i].onRollOut = function() {

			currentObject = this;

			trace("rollout object " + currentObject);

			currentObject.gotoAndPlay("off");

		}

	}

}
 

setUpButtons();

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Reduce the size of the Flash SWF file it executes 12 417
Action Script commands 3 212
good online free meeting tool with record audio video feature 2 132
Actionscript in Flash 3 47
This is intended to introduce all collision detection principles in flash, their strengths, weaknesses and workarounds. The main method for Collision Detection in flash is using hitTestObject. But unless you'll be pushing rectangular shapes without …
I know the transition can be hard. We got used to the ease of use ActionScript 2 had, but honestly, it became problematic later on, especially if designers were involved in the project and found it easy to add code as they saw fit. So, this artic…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to how to load their YouTube profile onto Flash Media Live Encoder.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to select the video input device. Make sure you have an input device that in connected and work and recognized by Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and select it in the “video input” menu.

896 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now