Hello everyone!
I'm making some rollover buttons in flash, and I could use some help. I have this button that has text on it e.g home, contact and stuff like that, and I would like to make this text an hyperlink. I couldn't find a tutorial for this :( .
Could you give me a hint, because I'm a bit stuck and deadline is near :'(

I'll attach the looks of the button (in OVER state).

P.s. I tried getURL but it doesn't work (or I didn't use it properly).
Thanks ;)
Cheers!

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Well what version of flash are you using?

What version of actionscript are you using?

Hi, I'm using Adobe Flash CS3 Professional with AS 3.0. Is that O.K.?

Thanks a lot, I will try it and let you know if i managed ;)

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I assumed that your button name as homeBTN and add the code in the timeline actions.

homeBTN.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,TestURL);

function TestURL(e:MouseEvent):void
{
	var serverpath:String="http://www.yahoomail.com";
	var urlrequest:URLRequest=new URLRequest(serverpath);
	navigateToURL(urlrequest,"_self");
}

You can use _blank instead of _self to open in new window.

Hope this helps!

Great stuff rajarajan, you helped me so much!!! iamthwee your linked also helped very much, thank you ;)

I assumed that your button name as homeBTN and add the code in the timeline actions.

homeBTN.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,TestURL);

function TestURL(e:MouseEvent):void
{
	var serverpath:String="http://www.yahoomail.com";
	var urlrequest:URLRequest=new URLRequest(serverpath);
	navigateToURL(urlrequest,"_self");
}

You can use _blank instead of _self to open in new window.

Hope this helps!

thanks for sharing nice code it help me lot

Oh, I noticed one thing - _self doesn't work in my case, only _blank, i tried _parent and _top also but only _blank seems to work, any ideas why??

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Are you checked with the browser or from flash?

If I check from Flash it opens in new window (tab) never mind what i wrote, but when I check in browser only _blank works

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Notice whether you used double quotes

I just C/P your example and rearranged link to work in my case, everything else is same as yours

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I checked twice, it is working for me. Something going wrong, please check with both "" and without "". Ensure you given _ (underscore) before self.

If I check from Flash it opens in new window (tab) never mind what i wrote, but when I check in browser only _blank works

So after some time I figured that it should be tested on someone else's computer so in the end it seems that I had some problems with Flash, I reinstalled it and it all works great now. Thanks!!

a query, now that the q is solved, I couldnt asnwer it so didnt waste anyones time
How big is the flash for this menu, in KB, ?

7.75 KB is the biggest button :)

7kb for 1 4state button, thats much less than thought,
but more than a css button, thats 125 bytes,
flash buttons look so good though
daydream, doodle, think,

can flash buttons be reused, same 'swf(?)' flash file different parameters

I think it cannot be reused in a way you described (not sure). CSS buttons are really cool I have to admit but if you have a page that is really boring (because user likes the boring colors e.g.) then I think it's good to break through the boring part with some extra buttons, that's why I used Flash :)

Thank you

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