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Having an issue in Dreamweaver involving Flash.

 

What I'm trying to do is have a rollover effect FlashObject A that will play the animation of FlashObject B.

 

I've tried several different ways and have only managed to frustrate myself.

 

I'm pretty new to this so.. please help me out

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Welcome to the forums OddMark.

 

Sorry I don't know the answer to your question but hang around and I'm sure one of our family members that use Dreamweaver will offer some help.

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Hello,

 

Welcome to the forums, have you tried looking at the macromedia support site? it may offer some assistance.

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Thanks for the welcome ^^

 

Yes I have tried the Macromedia support site. Haven't been able to find quite what I'm looking for.

 

I keep thinking that there is some way to do it with the tellTarget function. But no success as of yet.

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Ok. I'm probably about to get in over my head, and I probably won't be able to answer your question. But hey, I'll share the little tidbit of information I know that seems to be remotley related.

 

So what I'm hearing you say is that you want to mouse over a flash image. When you mouse over, you want to trigger an event in an unrelated Flash file? Is that correct? Because if that is what you are trying to do, I can't help.

 

I do know how to make Dreamweaver use JavaScript to accomplish something similar with .jpg or .gif images. Basically what you do is you click on the object that will be the mouse-over image. In the properties bar (I'm not sure what the bar is called, really. It is where you type a URL if you are making the highlighted object a link.) put a # sign in the Address/link field.

 

Now with that item still selected, you want to go to the Behaviors tab/bar/window/whatever it is in version 8. You want to add a new swap-image behavior. Dreamweaver should give you a dialog box that allows you to say which images on the page you want to swap out during the event. So basically you set it up so that when you mouse over image1, image 1 changes to its roll-over state, and image2 changes to its roll-over state, and image999 changes to its roll-over state.

 

Then you have to make sure that Dreamweaver puts in a swap-image-restore behavior.

 

The trouble with this is if you are trying to execute a Flash action in a second file when you mouse over a first flash image, I'm not sure how to do that. I'm not sure how Flash will know to execute an action in a separate Flash file.

 

So this idea above will work with standard images, but I'm not sure what you will have to do to make it work if you are using Flash images that reuire a special action to be executed.

 

Turns out I don't think I was very helpful. But I'm going to post this anyway in case it helps somebody else down the line. Seems like too much text to just delete :)

 

Best wishes. Have you tried a Dreamweaver forum? or a Flash forum?

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