I'm waiting on 2 books I've ordered on Flash CS3 and Action
Script but I have a deadline and I need to do the following:
When a menu item is clicked, I want it to REMAIN a certain
Currently, when I define a button, I have the option to
specify color for Off, Over, Click (I forget the exact terms) but I
cannot specify a color for AFTER a button has been clicked.
I tried to create a 2 frame movie above a button, which would
overlay its color when clicked, but that prevented the button from
This is VERY BASIC stuff, surely, and I just need a pointer
on how to implement this.
Please respond - this forum doesn't seem to be very active.
Thanks in advance,
Hello there :) basically what you need here is to construct
MovieClip 'buttons' instead of using the Button class - Button
class buttons are very basic and only meant to allow for quick
production. However, Flash will recognize a MC that is being used
as a button if you use the proper labels and assign a handler to
the MC. By doing it this way, you will then be able to tell the MC
to gotoAndStop('_down') on the 'down' state - which you cannot do
with a Button class button. There is discussion and an example fla
on this topic