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Adding Action Keys

STEP 2: Adding Actions to the Button

  • Open the Actions tab of the button
  • Click the + (plus) and choose a statement from the pop-up menu.
  • When you choose a statement, Flash automatically inserts an On/End On statement and sets "Release" as the default button state. (You can also select "On MouseEvent" to insert an "On/End On" statement.)
  • You have following options:
    • Press - Mouse Button Pressed When the Pointer is Over Button
    • Release - Mouse Button Released When the Pointer is Over Button (Standard Click)
    • Release Outside - Mouse Button Released When the Mouse Pointer is Off Button
    • Roll Over - Mouse Pointer Moved Over the Button
    • Roll Out - Mouse Pointer Moved Off the Button
    • Drag Over - Mouse button Pressed When the Pointer is Over Button, Rolled Off the Button, and then the Pointer is Rolled back over the Button.
    • Drag Out - Mouse Button Pressed Over the Button then Pointer Rolls Off the Button.
    • Key Press - Occurs when a Specified Key is Pressed.

"Key Press" is the one we need.

  • Check the "key press"-field and click into the input field next to it

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-02-07
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