I used to develop Flash w/ Flash 5, stopped for a while and
just started again recently.
I've tried creating a button but I'm quite surprised as to
My button is a symbol containing a png file and a static text
object. The first 3 frames display the symbol and the text with the
text being different colors on each frame.
I initially set my hit frame to the same content as the Down
frame. At testing, I could see my mouse cursor changing to a small
hand when I hovered over the button but the latter didn't change
and did not execute the on(release) action.
Secondly, I added a sprite to the hit zone (I tried in the
same layer and a in a different layer as my symbol) - no change.
I then moved my sprite outside my symbol area and tested
that: it worked. By hovering over the invisible hit zone, the
button did what I expected.