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Flash & Dreamweaver: Creating A Flash Navigation Bar In A Dreamweaver Frameset

Source Files: Download
Level: Easy-Medium
Version: 4,5
Tools and Techniques: Flash, Dreamweaver, Frames, Framesets, Navigation Bar, ActionScript, Absolute URL, Get URL.
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In this lesson, we're going to demonstrate how to integrate Flash 5 and Dreamweaver 4 by building a simple navigation bar in Flash and then using it to control HTML content in Dreamweaver.

We're starting out with a simple Frameset created in Dreamweaver 4.

Start out by creating a simple navigation bar in Flash containing at least 1 button you can assign the ActionScript to.

Flash  Dreamweaver Image

Step 1: Assigning the ActionScript

  1. Create at least 1 button
  2. Select the button and in the Actions Panel, select Basic Actions>Get URL
  3. Enter a URL for your button using an Absolute URL (beginning with http://)
  4. In the Window option, enter the name you gave your bottom frame in Dreamweaver. The Window field in Flash is equivalent to the Target Frame option in Dreamweaver.
  5. Continue adding the Get URL for any remaining buttons you created in Flash
  6. Publish your Flash movie to a Defined Site and open your frameset you created in Dreamweaver

Actions Panel


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We've added 4 New Movies to our Flash 5 source files cd! These include detailed videos on:

1. Tell Target/With
2. Dynamic Text 1
3. Dynamic Text 2
4. Animated Fly Out menu Part 2

About the CDROM:
These movies are the SAME content found in our Flash 5 tutorials, but the quality is clearly better than the streaming, web-compressed format we have online with Frame Rates up to 20 TIMES FASTER and CD-ROM quality AUDIO!

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