I have several movie clips which are aligned over each other.
All of them contain a button to play the 'mc'. I have use the
swapdepths script to make the mc arrange to the front when that
mc's button is rolled over. When the movieclip selected is playing,
it gets to a stop frame where text appears. The problem is the
other mc's and their buttons are visible (intentionally) but are
also active. When the user rolls over them they obviously start
playing over the top of the mc currently on. What I desperately
need is some script or method to make the buttons of the other mc's
inactive when the front clip is playing??
I've racked my brains, and best I've come up with is to place
a hidden button over the mc's button i want inactive. Although this
prevents the user being able to rollover the mc buttons, it obv
makes the cursor change which looks confusing for the user!
Please someone out there must be able to firstly understand
what I banging on about and secondly hopefully a solution.
Not sure that would work mate because the buttons are all
contained within the movie clips so I wouldn't be able to change
the_visible property. When the mc pauses and the text shows its the
button from the other mc's you can see and interactive with.
The only way to do what you want is to do it. This basic idea
is something that a lot of folks seem to forget. :)
So if they are buttons (and not movieclips with button
events) you can check the button class in the help files. Pretty
quickly you should come to Button.enabled. this allows you to keep
a button visible, but decide if it is enabled or not.