I know this is simple to
you pros but what do I have to do to make my map interactive? I need it to change color on moouse over and show information for the selected county (button). I have all the layers for the buttons and have not made the buttons yet. Not redirected to another url I want it to pull up info or show info in pop up window I dont care what as long as it does this in some sort of way. Thanks for all your help
If you are just getting started in Flash, I suggest you break down your project into sections, do not try to implement everything at once to start with.
So if you want the color to change on rollover, create a practice .swf that has a rectangle change color on mouse over.... that's all.
Then create a practice .swf where you bring in some text into a dynamic text field... that's all. Don't put the pieces together until you can create each part and get it working.
Here is a good for learning how to integrate Flash and xml, for bringing that text info:
Search for other tutorials to cover other parts of the project. Here is another good source:
But since this is a fairly complex project, I also suggest that you follow "Best Practice" methods, like putting all you actionscript in one "Actionscript" layer. Don't take shortcuts or hack methods. This way may take a little longer but you'll end up with a product you can really be proud of.
If you just can't commit to something like that, then I'd recommend you use a pre-build interactive map, maybe something like: