Im trying to create a flash header/drop down menu in an HTML
file and i want the flash menu to drop above the the HTML content.
Basically 1 column and 2 rows, with the flash element on the top
row and the HTML content on the bottom. And when the users rolls
over the top row with the flash embedded, it will drop down over
the bottom HTML content. I see a lot of websites doing this, and
would to learn how.
Any tutorials or input would be much apprciated.
i didnt think you could export a transparent swf, as you are
proposing. I think maybe they are using some DHTML for the drop
downs. It is possible to construct the menus using small swfs then
stringing them togther as though they were animated gifs. Again
there probably tons of DHTML ways of using layers to create the sub
menus that drop down using JS functions to hide them. My guess is
thats what you're see. Another possible way is to set a dynamic
textfield to HTML then load it with some external text so that you
have both, then its easy enough to create the drop downs in
If not done in DHTML as Vee is suggesting, you need to work
with WMODE=transparent and DIV tags.
I enclose HTML code that would do this, given a flash movie
with a white background (which will become transparent on the
webpage) and a (non-white) menu bar (what you call "row 1") of
When a button on this menu bar is pressed, you would unhide
(or slide in) another graphical element or movieClip that also has
to be any other colour than white of course.
While this generally works, you might encounter the odd
browser incompatibility, so I would test test test.