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WEB DEVELOPMENT

Drop Down Menus - Be a Flash Menu Master!
By: Jake Smith
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    2007-07-17

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  • Drop Down Menus - Be a Flash Menu Master!
  • Basically an invisible...
  • It's time to...
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  • The button will...
  • In the layer...

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    The button will give no visible feedback in this state, but will act as a hot spot. Great for adding buttons to Photos or artwork...

    Stage 9

    ...but we want to make a menu. So we need to add something in the rollover frame of the invisible button, so copy the rectangle from the hit area and select Edit>Paste in Place to duplicate the menu. Now you can change the colour, the transparency, add a sound effect etc. Do the same in the "down" frame too...

    Stage 10

    So we have our menu option in the first frame, complete with a button that needs a script... so click on the button once, open the actionscript window, and double click on the Go To command in Basic Actions. Select 'Type: Frame Label' and enter 'open' in the box, and uncheck the "Go to And Play" box.

    Stage 11

    In the "open" frame of our menu, we need to add the list of options that will appear when our "8 Bit" menu is clicked on. I've added a few names of some consoles... try and keep the first list item just under where the "8 Bit" would appear. Create a new layer at the very bottom and add a background square, so your menu blocks the other options when clicked.

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