Hi all, I'm using Flash MX, not MX 2004... so I think that means my version of ActionScript is pre-2.0. Hope that's enough info, but I'm happy to include more. I tried File->Publish Settings->Flash but didn't see my AS version.
Long story short, I have a simple drop-down menu created. When I roll over a menu button, a submenu appears (a movie). When I roll off either the button or the sub menu, I have an invisible button surrounding the menu button and sub-menu movie with the action:
This takes it to the next frame, which has a stop action and no submenu. The menu actually works fine; exactly as it's supposed to. So why am I posting this? Because I've noticed that when I move my cursor quickly over the invisible button, it doesn't activate and the sub menu stays opened. Slowly, or moderatly, the button is activated and I have no problem. Has anyone else encountered this? If I move the pointer quickly over several buttons, they all just stay open until re-rolled over, which is quite ugly. I'm hoping to either fix the button, or create something that makes them time-out and collapse if the pointer isn't present. Not sure if this is possible. Suggestions? Be gentle! I'm a Flash-noob!
flash checks your mouse position (and everything else) at discrete intervals. your framerate determines how frequently flash, among other things, polls the stage to detect your mouse position. if your framerate is low or mouse speed high (or some combo), flash will miss a rollover.
to minimize, increase your frame rate to 24 or 30.
Thanks! All I needed to know...