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  1. #1
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    Action Script Help in Macromedia

    I recently just starting learning Flash and i think it's great. I have Macromedia Flash MX 2004, and i'm trying to do a project for school. I'm doing pretty good in it so far except for the fact that i can't get buttons to work. I have three buttons which link to three different scenes. On release, i want the buttons to do two different things. I put a stop() command in on
    around frame 230, but when the button's clicked, i want it to play the rest of the scene which is just a fade out. Then, of course, i want it to go to the scene indicated by the button. I've been able to get it partly to work, but i'm not too familiar with action script and I can't get all parts of it to work. Could somebody provide me some insight on how to do this? Thanks.

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    Perth Australia
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    set a variable say _root.where_now , in the button action
    so eg for the button that links to scene_1

    on release{
      _root.where_now = scene_1 ;
    now in the frame that your fadeout ends, add an action

    gotoAndPlay(_root.where_now,1) ;
    e.g. use the variable you set onclick to decide which frame to goto ... if my syntax is back to front I apologise, setting the variable as at the root seems to stop most variable scoping issues.
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)


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