Solved

scrolling content in Flash

Posted on 2011-03-08
4
409 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hey there

I'm working on a banner advertisement which loads XML content into a movieclip.  I need this movieclip to slowly scroll from bottom-to-top BUT if the user hovers the mouse over the clip i'd like it to stop.  I'd also like to add scroll-up and scroll-down buttons which scroll in either direction quicker so that they can scan the items for sale.

I'm new to Flash and just getting the XML loaded, as simple as it was, was a fairly laborious thing for me to do.  Any help would be much appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:duder78
[X]
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
  • 3
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:duder78
ID: 35074709
Here is a link to an archive will all related files.  I've got the content scrolling using an onEnterFrame event...now I just need :

1 - the content to stop when the mouse moves into the advertisement
2 - the content to start scrolling again on mouseout and finally..
3 - content scrolls up or down if up/down button is scrolled over (these buttons don't exist yet.)

Please be aware...for some reason, the content just freezes after awhile when I test within flash.  If I publish the file and view it in a browser, this freeze does not occur.  Just a heads up.

Here's the link :

Project Files
0
 

Author Comment

by:duder78
ID: 35077612
I've made a few attempts at implementing the scrolling but to no avail.  I tried using setInterval and couldn't get it to work properly.  Ahhhhhh.  Anyways, i've added the UP and DOWN arrows on the right side but they don't do anything.  Here's an updated link to the source files :

Project Files
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
ChristoferDutz earned 500 total points
ID: 35080678
Well I would suggest to use Tweener to take care of the motion and to use a Mouse-Over/Out event to stop/continue the animation.

http://code.google.com/p/tweener/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:duder78
ID: 35085733
That's just what I needed.  I've found that the built in tweening class in AS3 is a bit buggy...i'll definitely be using this one from now one.  Thanks alot.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

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…
I have been doing hardcore actionscripting for some time; and needless to say I have faced a lot of problems in just understanding others' code rather than understanding what the code executes. A programmer's life can become hell when there are a lo…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a basic shape tween animation in Flash including shape hints for smooth animation Open a new document in Flash: Draw a shape: Select another frame (how long you want the tween to be): Right click and…
This Micro Tutorial will teach to how to utilize bit rate in Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder.

623 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