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ADVANCED FLASH BUTTONS WITH HQ EFFECTS TUTORIAL - Flash Component

 

Purchase and Installation

Once you purchase the component, the link to the download file will be sent to you by e-mail. This will be a zip archive with the component files and the documentation. Download this archive to your computer, unzip it and run the FlashButtonFX.mxp file. This will install* the component on your computer. If you are not currently running the FLASH, close and restart it. The next time the environment is started the component will appear in the components panel and be ready to work.

Window > Common Libraries > Advanced Flash Button FX #

* To install a mxp file you need Adobe extension manager, it can be downloaded for free from http://www.adobe.com/exchange/em_download/, it usually comes with flash or other macromedia products. After you have downloaded the mxp file open extension manager, select the product in which you want to install the extension (Flash 8, Flash CS3, Flash CS4) from the drop down menu then click "install new extension", browse to the mxp file and click "install", now just fallow the instructions ("next", "accept"). Now the extension should be installed and displayed in extension manager list, you can click on the installed extension to see details about it.

 

Starting the Work

To start working with the component simply drag its copy and the necessary clips onto the Stage. For high quality motion our buttons usually requires certain fps values. In our component we used fps = 25

 

 

Parameter Description

 

buttonAutoPosition
This parameter determines the position of a button. If set to "true", the button will be centered on the stage.

menuGroupName
This parameter determines the group name of the several buttons. If group name is given then the button with the same group name will work as the menu. When you click on the menu button the previous selected button will return to the normal state.

buttonEffectColor
This parameter determines the color tint of the rollover HQ effect.

buttonRollOverScale
This parameter determines the scale value of the rollover button bg content.

buttonRollOverXoffset
This parameter determines the X offset value of the rollover button bg content.

buttonRollOverYoffset
This parameter determines the Y offset value of the rollover button bg content.

buttonLabel
This parameter determines the button label text.

buttonLabelColor
This parameter determines the color of the button label.

buttonLabelRollOverColor
This parameter determines the rollover color of the button label.

buttonLabelFontFamily
This parameter determines the Font family of the button label. You can choose any font from the list. In this case, the text will not be smoothed (non anti-aliased). If you choose your embeded font from library (usually marked with asterisk in the list), then the text will be smoothed (anti-aliased). To change the embeded font in the library you need to double click on the font symbol and select new font.

 

sbuttonLabelFontSize
This parameter determines the size (pixels) of the button label.

buttonGlowColor
This parameter determines the color of the button glow effect.

buttonGlowStrength
This parameter determines the strength of the button glow effect.

buttonGlowAlpha
This parameter determines the alpha value (0-100) of the button glow effect.

buttonReflection
This parameter determines the reflection state of the buttons. If set to "false", the button will be without reflection effect. If set to "true", the button will be reflected.

buttonReflectionAlpha
This parameter determines the reflection alpha value (0-100).

buttonReflectionDistance
This parameter determines the reflection distance value (distance between the button and reflection).

buttonReflectionMatrixRatio
This parameter determines the height of the reflection visible part.

selectedByDefault
This parameter determines the selected state of the button. If set to "true", the button will be loaded with selected state.

staySelected
This parameter determines the state of the button after mouse click. If set to "true", the button stays in the selected state.

buttonBGContent
This parameter is the path to the button background file or linkage ID to the movie clip from your library (component automatically determines where to look content). If you load an external file its value may be either an png, jpeg, gif or swf file path. If no name is specified, the background will not be used. If the name is incorrect, the background will not be used.

buttonRollOverSound
This parameter is the path to the menu buttons rollover sound file. Its value may be either an external mp3 file path. If no name is specified, the rollover sound will not be used. If the name is incorrect, the rollover sound will not be used.

buttonActionArgument
This parameter determines the URL or Function name, depending on the "buttonActionType" value.

buttonActionTarget
This parameter determines the target window or target movie clip, depending on the "buttonActionType" value.

buttonActionType
If you want that the button was visible without execute any action then set it's action type to "none".

"Get URL" opens url ( url - buttonActionArgument ) in target window ( buttonActionTarget ).
"Execute Function" execute your function ( name - buttonActionArgument ) in target movie clip ( buttonActionTarget ).

 
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