Flash MX Linking with Invisible Buttons
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Continued from this tutorial

 

Select the keyframe in the Invisible Button layer

Click back on the button if you happened to click anywhere else

 

The Properties Panel will reflect that the button is currently selected

 

Click in the text box, give your button instance a name, and hit Return

 

Press F9 to bring up the Actions Panel and open the Browser/Network folder

 

The getURL action is the one we want to create a hyperlink

 

We need to specify a URL

If this were a link to the World Wide Web we'd need to include an absolute URL (this page would be http://valhalla.guhsd.net/mac_lab/flash/mx/invis_button_02.html)

Since the link is within our site we can use a relative URL

Be sure to hit Return after entering the URL information

 

Save your .fla then export a .swf (Shift-Option-Command-S)

 

Navigate to the proper folder (within YOUR Local Root Folder for your Website)

 

Since we're using Flash MX I leave the Version set to Flash 6

If you plan on uploading your files to the Web you might consider setting the .swf to be compatible with an earlier version of the Flash Player because the Flash 6 Player is still relatively new

 

That's it. You did it!

 

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