Flash Script – Hide and Change Cursor Appearance

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type = 'application/x-shockwave-flash'
data = 'http://sitepointstatic.com/flash/mousehide.swf'
width = '400'
height = '400'
bgcolor = 'black'
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Many Flash developers ask me how they can change the appearance of the user’s cursor as it moves across their Flash site. Here’s the answer!

Before you begin, download the sample files here.

1. Let’s start by creating a cursor. In the sample file I’ve created a cross hair.

2. Convert the cursor object to a movie clip.

3. Right click the cursor movie clip, and insert this action:

   onClipEvent (load) 
  {
  startDrag ("", true);
  }

This action moves the cursor movie clip along with the cursor.

4.In the default layer key frame, insert the action:

mouse.hide();

This action hides the mouse.

That’s it! Test the movie.

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