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Step Three: The Scrollbar

Now we will create the slider and the path that it slides up and down in. For the path create a new Movie Clip again and call it 'path'. The path should be exactly 100 pixels tall. The best way to do this is to set the grid spacing to 10 pixels and use snap to grid to make the path exact. The registration point of the path should be exactly at its top. Drag a copy of this onto the main stage and name this instance "path".
Now create another Movie clip and name it slider, in this movie clip create a button which will be the slider itself. Select the button, we will add some actionscript to it

This code allows the slider to be dragged but its travel is restricted to to the boundaries of the path. The left and right 'x' coordinates are the same therefore it cannot move left or right. The top 'y' coordinate sits on the paths registration point and the bottom 'y' coordinate is exactly 100 pixels below this. The "lock mouse to center" box should not be checked. Drag a copy of the slider Movie Clip onto the main stage and center it over the path Movie Clip, name this instance "slider". The stage should look like this
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Added: 2002-12-06
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