there are quite a few ways to do that, but all require that your information screen be an object. a movieclip that you create in the ide would be typical.
add the movieclip to the stage where you want it to appear and assign it an instance name, eg info_mc.
in your actionscript panel use:
removeChild(info_mc); // to remove info_mc from the display and addChild(info_mc) to make it reappear on top of everything else.
for a button trigger info_mc to reappear:
the code for the close button will also call a listener function that executes removeChild(info_mc)
Thank you!!! It's working now!
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