2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2006 2:05 PM by Andy Williams

    using the same actionscript on many items?

    Andy Williams Level 1
      I am a very very big noob when it comes to actionscript. I have designed a few things adding behaviors to items and screens, but just dont understand actionscript.

      What I am wanting to do is use the same action script on many items. I have many 'buttons' on a page that I want to all act the same on rollOver and onPress, etc. Now I could just use a button for this, but the problem is that I also want the items to be able to be like a 'disjointed rollover'.

      Is there a way to asign the same actionscipt to all the movieclips so each object doesn't need to have multiple behaviors? And I'm sorry to say this, you may need to explain a solution to me in very simple terms.

      Here are my files

      swf - btnTest.swf
      fla - btnTest.fla
        • 1. Re: using the same actionscript on many items?
          shyaway Level 1
          if you want a certain script to attach to every instance you place on stage. then you need to have the script inside with the object (in the library, that is)

          that way, every instance of the object to drag out from the library will have the script already attached to it.
          • 2. Re: using the same actionscript on many items?
            Andy Williams Level 1
            Thank you for the reply.
            I'm sure I am missing something basic, but that does not seem to work for me here.
            For instance, If I turn one of the 'buttons' on the right (in my example file above) into a symbol with the actionscript attached to it then I drag it onto the stage; everything works fine. However if I then add behaviors to get the 'disjointed rollover' onto another button that works, but the original button has lost it's rollover effect.
            Thanks for the help - anymore suggestions for me?