I have a flash movie, that has a galleries page. When you
navigate to the galleries page, a menu is loaded into an empty mc.
the manu is a zooming menu (ie when you roll over it, the bit
under your mouse zooms in and its opacity increases).
When you press a menu buttom, one of the individual galleries
loads into another empty mc.
The problem starts when I have a scroller inside one of the
individual galleries (most galleries don't have them, but some have
a scrolling text or scrolling images).
When you activate the scrolling by dragging the scrollbar, or
even just be pressing it, the menu stops zooming / changing
opacity. You can still press the various menu buttons, and they
I thought at first that there was a problem with the
actionscript of the scrolling items (or the menu), but after
checking and rechecking (and rechecking), got to the conclusion
that it's probably to do with the loading of the MCs.
I know it may not be much to go on, but does anyone has a
clue what could be the problem?
From what you have mentioned it sounds like by having a
variable that will indicate to Flash that the user is currently
looking in your “galleries” section would help.
Ideally, have the variable as a Boolean type that would be set to
true when the user is viewing this section. By doing this Flash
will no longer look for mouse events to change the zoom/opacity and
will essentially lock these attributes in for the user can use the
scrollbar with desired results.
That's just the problem. I DO want the menu to be active at
I don't really understand why when I press any of the buttons
inside the different galleries the menu still works but when I
press the scrollbar (which is inside another movie clip) it stops