So I'm looking to get an extra text to show when hovering over a thumbnail.
Situation: I have a thumbnail linking to a page (frame in timeline) with a YouTube video on it. So I want the title of the video to show up under the thumbnail upon rollover.
What I use: Flash CS5 & Actionscript 3
Anyone know how to get this done?
Allright so I went back into my handy code snippets panel and added a mouse over event and in my actions frame window it says to start my own custom code.
Is this what you mean and if so what would be the code for me to insert?
Also, after where my code goes it says: trace("Moused over"); ... What does this do and should I replace "Moused over" with the instance name of my tekst box?
What the trace does is tells you that the mouseover occured. I have no idea why they add that, but you can remove it all. In place of it you could put the code to assign the text to the textfield... yourtextfield.text = "whatever text you want to show";
You seem to desire a simple GUI method of doing this. Unfortunately that's not the case.
You need to associate and extract the information from the object you roll over in order to replace it.
In other words, when you see a Green Saleen Mustang, your eyeballs extract "Green" by looking at it. But that's only because the owner painted it like that.
You need to find a way to associate the infromation with the object that it belongs to. So you need to associate the information with the image/video that is rolled over.
This doesn't tell you how to do it but do you understand so far?
Errors will often stop any processing from working properly. Since the rollover shouldn't have anything to do with a URL, you'll have to figure out why some file is not being loaded or whatever you are trying to do that involves an external file.
Oke, well my computer doesn't have an internet connection so I have been contantly getting URL error messages. But they didn't stop any code from working and I'm still getting them in addition to the new error code I'm getting since the new rollover text function.
So that would mean that this specific URL error code is being caused by the new code. What do you think?
It is highly unlikely that the rollover is causing a URL error if the rollover is only trying to write to a textfield. URL errors normally involve mis-targeting a file. If you show the code you used for the rollover it will be easier to tell if it could be related..
If you don't have an internet connection and the functionality of your file depends on it, you should comment out the code that causes those errors so that you do not have them interfering with things working. URL errors will stop a file from working. Also, URL errors usually erupt from loading files, which does not necessitate having an internet connection, just a correct path targeting the files.
Can we start again.. My site is now online, I couldn't wait any longer because I need it for my buisness so I got rid of the code that wasn't working.
But I still need a rollover text to appear so..
1) I go into the code snippets and add a mouse over event
2) In my actionscript I add your text: yourtextfield.text = "whatever text you want to show";
So do I make an empty text field first, give it a name and replace "yourtextfield" with the name?
Or do I replace "whatever text you want to show" with my text and thats just it?
Or am I way off?