DISCLAIMER: I am code illiterate. Web design is not my strong suite and I was taught differently than a standard Web Design major...because I'm not a Web Design major. Code confuses the heck out of me. If anyone is able to help, please forgive me, but I need idiot proof instructions.
Anyway, I am designing a Flash website and I need scroll buttons to show on the browser window, when the website doesn't fit within that browser window. I found this website...
and he provides the code:
...This is exactly what I'm looking for, but I don't know how to incorporate it into my Flash document. The comments make it sound like his article is elementary, but it's all foreign to me. He says I need to first set up a jQuery, but I don't know how to do this and I don't know how to get in touch with this guy to ask for help, so I'm hoping someone here is familiar with this concept and can help.
I also found this website, but again...foreign: http://www.thetechlabs.com/tech-tutorials/flash/swfobject-and-best-pra ctice-implementation/
The first link for the tutorial has a gigantic download link to sample files for what the person is talking about. Just try downloading them because they're set up properly and just change the SWF it loads to the name of your SWF.
Thanks for you help sinious. Unfortunately, I was still having problems. However, I just found a soloution and it was ridiculously easy. I opened my HTML file in Dreamweaver, looked for the words "overflow:_____" and it was set to "hidden". I changed it to "scroll" and it worked!!
I guess maybe there's three options: auto, hidden and scoll. Scroll added what I was looking for.
It works but is it what you really want? Do you want the browsers scrollbar to be invoked or just the container of your flash? I assumed you wanted browser scrollbars so the user doesn't feel like they're looking at a 'website inside a website'.
For the extent of my knowledge with website creation, at the current time, it did what I needed it to do. I completely understand that It might not be the ideal solution, but it was a solution I was able to understand. This solution did give me browser scrollbars.