So my proof of concept is below. i followed this video tutorial http://www.tutvid.com/tutorials/flash/tutorials/dropDownMenu.php and i came across a problem. the green bar is a menu that lights up and drops a menu down. I created the buttons, then followed by a layer that is the drop down layer that includes an internal layer of a mask layer that drops down. In that sub layer i put in on frame 1 stop(); and on frame 6 stop in a an action script layer. then going back to the initial scene one i gave the drop down menu an instance name and then went into the button layer and gave it some action script below
I test the movie no errors just nothing seems to be triggering the menu to do anything, i mean it use to light up now nothing its a dead energizer bunny. I'm up for any suggestion solutions ideas thoughts. or plans to conquer the world. have a pretty solid deadline tomorrow. any help is appreciated!!!
what's the following trace() show when you roll over the object to which it's attached:
i believed i solved my own problem.
I was importing photo shop files and converting them to my buttons and so on. I made a test button using the drawing tools in flash, and utilized the same action script code and it worked.
sigh of relief