5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2008 8:03 AM by Venian

    need MC to disappear on rollout

    texjgc Level 1
      Hello.

      I am trying to have my custom cursor become invisible when the user rolls out of the SWF clip.

      Im using this code and its not making the custom cursor invisible when the mouse is rolled off the flash movie. If anyone can tell me what is wrong here I would appreciate it greatly. Basically the setup is a flash SWF in the middle and HTML graphics on the sides and when the user rolls out of the SWF boundaries the custom cursor is supposed to disappear or become transparent untill the user rolls back over the SWF.

      Thanks for the help.

      So far Im using the following code:

        • 1. Re: need MC to disappear on rollout
          i_am_captivate Level 1
          Im not sure if this is completely correct.... but it is something you could try...

          It uses the Tween Class in Flash to alpha fade your stuff

          HTH,

          Doug

          • 2. need MC to disappear on rollout
            texjgc Level 1
            Thanks for the reply. I appreciate your help.

            I just tried it, but it didnt work. :-\

            Heres the error I got;

            **Error** Scene=Preloader, layer=Cursor, frame=1:Line 3: Statement must appear within on/onClipEvent handler
            import mx.transitions.Tween;

            **Error** Scene=Preloader, layer=Cursor, frame=1:Line 4: Statement must appear within on/onClipEvent handler
            import mx.transitions.easing.*;

            **Error** Scene=Preloader, layer=Cursor, frame=1:Line 6: Statement must appear within on/onClipEvent handler
            Mouse.hide();

            **Error** Scene=Preloader, layer=Cursor, frame=1:Line 7: Statement must appear within on/onClipEvent handler
            this.startDrag(true);

            **Error** Scene=Preloader, layer=Cursor, frame=1:Line 10: Statement must appear within on/onClipEvent handler
            cursor_mc.onRollOut= function() {

            Total ActionScript Errors: 5 Reported Errors: 5
            • 3. Re: need MC to disappear on rollout
              texjgc Level 1
              Anyone else know a remedy to this issue?
              • 4. Re: need MC to disappear on rollout
                nanush
                If cursor_mc is the custom cursor I don't believe you can detect a rollout while you are still dragging it.
                Try adding a trace here and see if it is printing.

                cursor_mc.onRollOut= function() {
                //add trace here
                trace("this is roll out");
                this.stopDrag();
                if (this.hitTest(_root)) {
                this._alpha = 0;
                }
                };

                If this is the problem put your hit test inside of a onMouseMove

                Hope this helps
                • 5. Re: need MC to disappear on rollout
                  Venian Level 2
                  Yap. You can't activate stopDrag triggering the cursor_mc. Draw a rectangle as big as the stage (same dimensions), with no border and set the fill any color with alpha 0%. Center it to the stage. Name it let's say over_mc.

                  cursor_mc._visible = false;

                  over_mc.onRollOver = function() {
                  Mouse.hide;
                  cursor_mc._visible = true;
                  cursor_mc.startDrag();
                  };

                  over_mc.onRollOut = function() {
                  Mouse.show;
                  cursor_mc._visible = false;
                  cursor_mc.stopDrag();
                  };


                  There are plenty of ways to do it. This is one. Depdends on what do you need it for. This might not be a good solutions for your problem. As i said: depends on what do you need it for.