Do we still need buttons in Flash CS3?
I was at the Melbourne User Group last night and the 2nd presentation was from Cartoon Smart on Flash Actionscript 3. An interesting point was raised as to why do we still need buttons in Flash when movieclips can behave like buttons. Back home, I tested it and yes, movieclip can behave like button. All it needs is to have multiple frames (with stop action) and at the properties inspector, set the behavior to Button. An advantage of this approach is that we can target which frame it is going to stop (like gotoAndStop(“Down”)). This is something we cannot do with a typical Flash button. So the Flash button is really just a time saver for now.
Updated (14_06_2008): Demo file now at the link below. The file has been updated to include roll-over state of the movieclip: