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Author: vazbo

Launching a Centered Pop-Up Window

Displaying a Centered Pop-Up Window:

Create a new movie by going to File | New. Set the width and height of your movie to anything you choose.

Draw a circle that will act as your button. Once you have drawn your circle, select it and press F8 (Insert | Convert to Symbol). The Convert to Symbol dialog box will appear. Select Button and press OK.

Now that the circle is a button, it is time to add some actions. Right click on the button and select Actions. The Actions dialog box will appear. Copy and paste the following code:

on (release) {
	//customize the window that gets opened
	// 0 equals NO.
	// 1 equals YES.
	address = "";
	target_winName = "kirupa";
	width = 400;
	height = 300;
	toolbar = 0;
	location = 0;
	directories = 0;
	status = 0;
	menubar = 0;
	scrollbars = 1;
	resizable = 0;
	//sends data back to the function
	openWinCentre(address, target_winName, width, height, toolbar, location, directories, status, menubar, scrollbars, resizable);

The last step involves adding some more actions. Insert another layer on your timeline and name it "actions". Right click on the keyframe on the "actions" layer and select Actions. Copy and paste the following code into the Actions dialog box that appears:

_global.openWinCentre = function(url, winName, w, h, toolbar, location, directories, status, menubar, scrollbars, resizable) { getURL("'"+url+"','"+winName+"','"+"width="+w+", height="+h+",toolbar="+toolbar+",location="+location+",directories="+directories+", status="+status+",menubar="+menubar+",scrollbars="+scrollbars+",resizable="+resizable+", top='+((screen.height/2)-("+h/2+"))+',left='+((screen.width/2)-("+w/2+"))+'"+"'); void(0);"); };

Save the animation and preview it in your browser. You will notice that the window appears perfectly centered.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-05-17
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