Slightly offtopic, here are some surprising coincidences:
^ Yes, the forum has reasonable usability as of now. If developers have to do work, it is on the item comments page. Some of the basic stuff are missing in the item comments page:
1. Search (we have in forum)
2. Permalink (we have in forum)
3. Reply with quote (we have in forum)
Additionally if they can add some enhancements such as code Syntax Highlighter, that could be awesome!
^ haha it is true as long as we imagine things as example scenario. When implementing to the projects, the amount of hierarchical cross connection makes things too complicated due to lack of 1 or 2 properties. For example, if the siblings are different swf files, we are lost! I am facing this on one of my old item right now. I think that’s why most of the AS3 files are good at performance but pain on ease / consistency of interaction. We can’t always blame the developers – we have time constraints!
Regarding the text field – mouseChildren, I thought there is no problem for them to give access to it’s 2 known children, ie the bounding box and text itself. That one thing will just reproduce same easiness we see in AS2
I remember encountering this problem too and looking for a solution… I think I never found one.
Yes, looks like no straightforward ways. We don’t have following 2 things which causes this simple task impossible.
1. Two overlapped siblings simultaneously can’t sense same mouse event
2. For Text Field, the mouseEnabled property always applies to the text field’s bounding box as well as text content. No separate properties or no mouseChildren property for Text field.
Another thing that doesn’t related to this issue is logically the mouseEnabled property should be ‘false’ by default. Couldn’t understand why it should be enabled even without having events added. I doubt they will ever change these things even after 5-6 years from now. Well known pains!
One extreme solution would be to set textfield mouse-disabled, ‘extract’ the bounding box of the text(s) containing the link (optionally in some off-stage texfield clone) and generating a 0% alpha rectangle with the link-click function on top of it
That is a possibility, I thought the same but afraid to sacrifice the link and hover styles!
Why do you set mouseEnabled property of text field to false ?
If it’s you want to disabled mouse wheel , there is another property – mouseWheelEnabled
Mouse wheel is not the problem. Actually the text field stops triggering mouse events (Up, Down etc ) of objects behind it. It needs to allow triggering those object’s mouse events.
In AS2 , this was not a problem. Trying to achieve same with AS3 but seems never possible. I ended up enabling mouse only if text field has
"<a" tag. Not a complete solution but reduces the difficulties.
Looks like more options they add, less intelligence the player becomes!
1. Remove all the drop shadows and see if everything is visible easily. I think just sharpness / cleanliness is missing due to shadows. The only area on which shadow works well is preloader graphics on the gallery thumbnails.
2. Try to use few other techniques than simple fade in transitions.
For a change how about this:
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?