Keep Custom Cursor At the Highest Depth

Posted on 2010-09-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm adding a custom cursor, and I need it to stay at the highest depth. Currently, whenever I add new movie clips to the screen, the custom mouse shows up behind the movie clips, which looks terrible.  I have to add movie clips regularly during runtime, but I need the custom cursor to stay above them, just like the regular mouse would.

Here's how I'm adding the custom cursor:

                  var cross= new crosshairs();
                  cross.depth = 999999;
Question by:walker6o9
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Expert Comment

ID: 33659983
walker are you trying to do this in AS2 or AS3?

Accepted Solution

cconstable_work earned 250 total points
ID: 33660030
What version of Actionscript are you using?
You could:
this.addChildAt(cross, 0);

Then all other movie clips:
this.addChildAt(other_mc, 0);

this would ensure that the cross is continually pushed to the top when a new movie clip is added.

Or you could add a new container movie clip for your cursor and another container for everything else.

import flash.display.MovieClip;

var myMouseContainer:MovieClip = new MovieClip();
var myEverythingElseContainer:MovieClip = new MovieClip();
var myCross:MovieClip = new cross_mc();
var myEverythingElse:MovieClip = new block_mc();

Author Comment

ID: 33686448
This works, except that I can't click on anything.

Expert Comment

ID: 33687167
Again not sure what version of action script you are using.
If you have a movie clip covering other movie clips and need to be able to click through it add:
my_mc.mouseEnabled = false;
this will stop the movie clip from being click-able which allows you to click things under it.

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