Back in 2007 I posted a tutorial explaining how to dynamically create movie clip buttons using AS2. I received a lot of feedback on it including some great questions, like “How can I auto-select a button?” and “Can you do this in AS3?”. Like the Clickable Button in a Draggable Clip app that I re-coded in AS3, I felt that recoding this app could be a good exercise that would offer an introduction to some basic, frequently-used techniques for someone learning AS3.
A few years back I wrote a popular post that demonstrated an AS2 technique to have a clickable button inside of a draggable movie clip. Recently, I received a request to see how it would be accomplished in AS3.
I haven’t posted in a LONG time and I thought it was a great idea. Not only does it get me blogging again, but it’s a great, short introduction to a couple of the new features in AS3.