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Let’s now get to the point shown above.

6. You should now be viewing the time line to the movie clip movButton.
7. Create the three layers shown.
8. background layer: this is where the grey rectangle resides. Insert a key frame in frame 11.
9. slidebar layer: this is where the animation of the button resides.
a. Insert a key frame in frame 2.
b. From the background layer copy the grey rectangle.
c. “Paste In Place” the rectangle into frame 2.
d. Insert a key frame in frames 6, 7 and 11.
e. From the Properties Panel change the width of the rectangle in frames 2 and 11 to 5 pixels.
f. Apply a “Shape Tween” between frame 2 and 6 and between frame 7 and 11.
10. labels layer: this layer will assist in the ActionScript explained later.
a. Insert a key frame in frames 2, 6, 7, and 11.
b. Assign the following ActionScript to frames 1 and 6:

stop();

c. Assign the following ActionScript to frame 11:
gotoAndStop(1);

d. From the Properties Panel assign frame 2 a frame label: on
e. From the Properties Panel assign frame 7 a frame label: off
11. To complete the next step double click any where on the Stage to return to the main time line.
12. Make sure the buttonface and text layers are locked and the invisible layer is not locked.
13. Click on the first invisible button in the invisible layer and assign the following ActionScript:
on (rollOver) {
	_root.instance1.gotoAndPlay("on");
}
on (rollOut) {
	_root.instance1.gotoAndPlay("off");
}
14. Copy the ActionScipt and paste it to the next invisible button, but change instance1 to instance2. Follow this for the rest of the buttons until you reach instance4.

The ActionScipt is telling a particular instance of movButton movie clip to go to the frame labeled “on” when the mouse goes over it and to go to the frame labeled “off” when the mouse leaves it. This allows the animation of the slidebar layer to take effect.

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Added: 2005-08-17
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