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making a .swf a hyperlink (again)
Want to have a flash movie clickable to take user to another website
peterdouglas




msg:1565738
 7:27 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone. I know this has been discussed before in various ways. I've followed everything exactly, so that my flash movie can be clickable. The movie shows up just fine, but is NOT clickable! I'd like to make the whole .swf (embedded into an HTML page) a hyperlink so that when the viewer clicks on the flash movie it will take them to a URL I have specified.

So far I have:

1. Created a new layer (it's been the first and last layer, resaved individually of course);

2. Used the rectangle tool with to draw a rectangle around the whole movie on the stage. Tried keeping the rectangle inside as well as outside the stage - made no difference);

3. Converted it to a movie clip (also tried to convert it to a graphic - didn't work);

4. Under Actions, I used this:

on (release) {
getURL("http://www.site_i_want_to_link_to.com");

}

And, it... just... doesn't... work! I drop the .swf into a webpage and it's not clickable, but the movie does play. From everything I've read, this "should" work just fine. What am I doing wrong?

 

Iresh




msg:1565739
 6:18 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Bro,
Convert your Rectangle to a button

1. select the rectangle
2. click insert > convert to symbol or press F8
Key
3. then give a name ("button 1") and select the Behavior as Button
4. click on the "OK" button

then you can use this code

on (release) {
getURL("http://www.site_i_want_to_link_to.com");

}

basically you cant use on (release), on (press) actions to a movie clip...

Bye,
Iresh.

peterdouglas




msg:1565740
 11:43 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Perfect! Thanks! That was the only thing I didn't try - making it a button. I used the on release feature, and it's working great.

Waxes




msg:1565741
 1:06 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

getURL("http://www.site_i_want_to_link_to.com")

peterdouglas




msg:1565742
 1:33 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

You would leave out the semicolon?

I left it in and it worked...

Iresh




msg:1565743
 7:16 am on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,
I think semi colan is a standard of action scripting, it say this is the END of this line...

Bye

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