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Subject: Re: FLASH: Trapping clicks
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 05:17:15 GMT

At 05:50 PM 1/27/00 , you wrote:

>Is there any way you could put the invisible button in, and still have the
>buttons on the lower level perform the movie clips in the over state--but
>just not be "clickable?"

A button is either active or not. But as someone else suggested, you could
have the lower level movie go to a frame where the buttons exist in
different instances, and you could apply a different set of actions to
those buttons. The higher level movie can tellTarget the lower level to go
to that frame. Whatever action exits the higher level movie (or parks it
ina blank frame) could also return the lower level movie to the earlier
instances of the buttons.

> >Rephrased, is there a way to trap mouse clicks so that a button in one
> >level won't be triggered by a click on it when a higher level covers the
> >stage?
>One way is to make a stage-size invisible button in the higher level movie.
>This will prevent lower buttons from registering. It will also, however,
>give the "hand" cursor wherever the mouse pointer goes.

Marc Hoffman

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