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    drop down menu problem

    I am a newb at flash. I have a button. When the mouse goes over the button a section pops up under it. However, when the mouse moves to the section the section disappears due to the mouseover. How can I get it to stay until the mouse goes off the button and section?
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    have you tried making your hit area large enough to cover the whole menu? or you can put a stop on that frame and until they click another optione the menu will stay open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktown
    have you tried making your hit area large enough to cover the whole menu? or you can put a stop on that frame and until they click another optione the menu will stay open.
    hmmm how do you make a hit target? I guess I just use the object dimensions.
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    ok... this should be the easiest thing for you to do

    frame 1 - have the menu closed
    when they rollover the button tell your timeline to go to frame 2 and stop
    frame 2 - have your menu open
    then after they select an option have them go to frame 3 or 4 or whatever part of the timeline that the particular option is on.

    hit area - double click your button -- you will have 4 stages the last one is hit area - you can adjust this (draw a box over it or whatever) anything on that part of the button timeline is invisible in your main movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktown
    hit area - double click your button -- you will have 4 stages the last one is hit area - you can adjust this (draw a box over it or whatever) anything on that part of the button timeline is invisible in your main movie
    Ok I have a button, under "over" I have my popup menu. Under the hit frame I have a box covering the popup menu. However, when I run the flash and put my mouse of the menu, it flickers very badly. If I rest my mouse on the menu it will disappear, but if I move it, then the menu will begin to flicker very badly.
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    can you make a small file with just the menu in it and attach it for me ? how many frames do you have in your timeline - it sounds like the timeline is travelling but the menu is only open on a certain frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktown
    can you make a small file with just the menu in it and attach it for me ? how many frames do you have in your timeline - it sounds like the timeline is travelling but the menu is only open on a certain frame.
    http://www.aux.uwm.edu/sandburg/pant...thertracks.fla

    I'm trying to add this on the "movie" button.

    thanks!
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    i'm not sure if i'm missing something here - nothing is flickering bud

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    i'm sorry, please redownload
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    thats alright - ok - its never a good idea to throw that many things into one button [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] - try nesting the button inside a movie clip - the only thing that you have to be sure of is that in your actions you always specify _root to direct it to the main timeline.

    i made a little sample clip.

    its also a pain to have a roll-over effect for menus that work the way you want yours to - because when you're rolling over it - it tells the button timeline to go back to the first frame and it keeps going back and forth - change this sample clip to rollover instead of on release and you will see what i mean

    i hope this helps you out
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    hi ktown, your link seems to be broken
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    hmm.. i guess its because my domain expired - whats your email addy? i can't attach a file when i email through site point.

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    wierd too... it works here

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