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if you code mouse handlers for a parent movieclip (with as2), the child movieclips cannot detect mouse events: they are intercepted by the parent.
to remedy, code all mouse handlers on the child generation or use a hitTest for one of the generations.
If you would like a wordy explanation with pictures and examples, you can
"StephanieGoddess" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Ok so I have this site in progress with these neat drop down menus. When
> rollover the image, two or more choices appear that link you to other
> Only when you rollover them, the buttons don't work. The buttons work when
> isolate each movie clip. But once I place the movieclip in the main time
> the buttons don't work anymore. The rollovers don't happen. They aren't
> I need to know how to tell flash to make these buttons work. I can do
> this if
> a button is in the maintime line but not when it's embedded in a movieclip
> which is then embedded in the main time line. Get it?
> I uploaded the work in progress so you can see what I mean.
> rollover "Vibrations" and you'll see the choices pop up. In the movie clip
> each choice changes color when you rollover it. As mentioned before, when
> I put
> the clip in the main timeline, the buttons don't work. but you see them
> and the
> movie clip works fine.
> If someone can write out what the code is to let flash know to make these
> buttons work, I would appreciate it soooo much.
> Thank you!