Topic: Moving the Image Nav Arrows

This is where I am so far. I duplicated the arrow mc in the library of the fla, changed the color to preference, and brought in a new instance for the ImageBackButton and ImageNextButton mcs. I followed the instructions here to split out the arrow color from the image frame color.

Now the arrows are not right; specifically the back arrow. What did I do wrong?

Additionally, my goal is to bring both image nav arrows to the bottom of the image. Any advice on that? Thanks!

Re: Moving the Image Nav Arrows

Any thoughts on this? Here's a link if that helps. Thanks!

Re: Moving the Image Nav Arrows

Okay, for the benefit of other Flash novices, here's what I've done so far:

When I created the new library item I call arrowDark, I brought an instance of it into both ImageBackButton and ImageNextButton; I flipped the arrowDark horizontally for use in the ImageBackButton. Shouldn't have done this; to fix it, I made a new library image called arrowDark left and swapped that into the ImageBackButton. Voila! All is well!

Now what I want to do is move both arrows down to the bottom corners of the main image.


Re: Moving the Image Nav Arrows

For what it's worth, I went into and changed lines 205 and 208.

First I tried adding a fixed pixel count to the y values, but this doesn't account for images that are shorter than my max image height. So I changed h/2 to h, which worked really well. I can tweak it by subtracting a fixed pixel count now. smile

So...let's say I want to change these arrows so they're in a fixed position in the movie. I would just sort out where I want them, and be sure to change lines 206 and 209 to move the hit area accordingly, correct?

Re: Moving the Image Nav Arrows

Hey Meta,

You can change the location in
around line 205
This will locate your buttons below the image, based on a btn width of 54pix, adjust to your needs

/////////////////////////resize if needed with math of image *changed* ///button width =54
         mBackBtn.setBtnPosn(imgx -fw + btnW,imgy + h  + btnW );      
         mBackBtn.setHitPosn(imgx - fw - btnW,imgy +h + btnW/2);
         mNextBtn.setBtnPosn(imgx + w  - btnW,imgy + h  + btnW );      
         mNextBtn.setHitPosn(imgx + fw + w*2/3 +btnW,imgy + h + btnW/2 );
      }else{ … highlight=

Example here, in progress


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Re: Moving the Image Nav Arrows

That's perfect, thanks!