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Create the Movie Clip

Our smart clip will be a simple URL button. It will show a caption in the text box, and the button will go to a URL. Both of these two properties will be set up in the smartclip.

Step 1 : Building the Button

First, create a simple button and a 'dynamic text' box with the variable name of caption. Make sure you turn off 'Selectable' too!

Add this script to the button (notice there is no URL only a variable called "url"):
on (release) {
    getURL (url, "_blank");

Step 2 : Convert to Movie Clip

Highlight the button and the text box and hit F8 to turn the objects into a symbol... name it what ever you like, but it has to be a movie clip... (which Flash 5 defaults to... nice!)

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-15
Rating: 9 Votes: 146
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Brett Taylor is a multimedia student who loves to do the Flash thing. He is a mutantburger.
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