5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2008 5:32 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Actions

    bar_bar
      This message has appered " current selection cannot have actions applied to it " what does it mean and what have done to cause this message to appear thank you so muchn for any help
        • 1. Re: Actions
          Level 7
          bar bar,

          > This message has appered " current selection cannot have
          > actions applied to it " what does it mean and what have
          > done to cause this message to appear

          Sounds like your document is configured for ActionScript 3.0 (see File >
          Publish Settings > Flash tab). Prior to AS3, it was possible to paste code
          directly to certain objects, such as buttons, movie clips, and components.
          You'll have to either forego direct attachment -- which means, give your
          object(s) an instance name and use that instance name as your object
          reference in keyframe code -- or configure your document for ActionScript
          2.0 or 1.0. These articles may give you some insight into what's going on.

          http://www.quip.net/blog/2007/flash/making-buttons-work-in-flash-cs3
          http://www.quip.net/blog/2006/flash/museum-pieces-on-and-onclipevent


          David Stiller
          Co-author, Foundation Flash CS3 for Designers
          http://tinyurl.com/2k29mj
          "Luck is the residue of good design."


          • 2. Re: Actions
            Some1Won Level 1
            It means whatever you have selected can’t have any actionscript applied to it, such as bitmaps, drawn graphics, and textboxes.
            • 3. Re: Actions
              bar_bar Level 1
              Thank you so much for your reply have saved the website and will look shortly thanks again
              • 4. Re: Actions
                bar_bar Level 1
                I understand what you are saying but what have I done to course this message to come up I am very very new to this thank you again for your reply
                • 5. Re: Actions
                  Level 7
                  bar bar,

                  > I understand what you are saying but what have I done
                  > to course this message to come up

                  As Some1Won mentioned, this could be happening because you've selected
                  something that cannot be programmed. That's a good thought, and I should
                  have suggested it as well in my own reply. The message isn't a bad thing --
                  you certainly haven't done anything regrettable -- it's just that some
                  things can have ActionScript associated with them, and some things cannot.
                  In ActionScript 2.0, you can associate script with timeline frames, movie
                  clips, buttons, components, and a few other objects. You indicate your
                  intention to associate by selecting the desired object. At that point, the
                  Actions panel "points to" that object, and you can enter your code. In
                  ActionScript 3.0, the only valid objects are timeline frames.


                  David Stiller
                  Contributor, How to Cheat in Flash CS3
                  http://tinyurl.com/2cp6na
                  "Luck is the residue of good design."