What is an action? An action is simply a set of instructions that executes when a specific event occurs. These events can be a key on the keyboard being pressed, a click of the mouse button, or the movie reaching a certain frame.
In the example I used an instance of a button and placed a mouse event. These mouse events could be when the user clicks on it or rolls the mouse over the button. However you can also have a keyboard key to trigger the action (see our tutorial on keyboard control).
Take a look at the dialog box below. Here you can select the different events (right) that could trigger you actions (left window)
|Actions available to the On MouseEvent Command are:|
|Press||Mouse Button Pressed When Pointer is Over Button|
|Release||Mouse Button Released When Pointer is Over Button (Standard Click)|
|Release Outside||Mouse Button Released When Mouse Pointer is Off Button|
|Roll Over||Mouse Pointer Moved Over Button|
|Roll Out||Mouse Pointer Moved Off Button|
|Drag Over||Mouse button Pressed When Pointer is Over Button, Rolled Off the Button, and then the Pointer is Rolled back over the Button.|
|Drag Out||Mouse Button Pressed Over Button then Pointer Rolls Off the Button.|
|Key Press||Occurs when the Specified Key is Pressed.|
Note: Assigning an action to an instance of a button will not affect other instances of that button.
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