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Simple Hyperlinks

This hour you've seen how to publish your movies to a browser. But what good is a Flash movie in a browser if it doesn't do “web stuff”? There's nothing wrong with making a Flash movie that simply entertains. But if your users are already on the Web, you might as well give them a way to hyperlink to other web pages.

There's only one script you really have to learn to create a hyperlink: getURL (also called Go to web Page found under the web category when you press the plus button in the Behaviors panel). (If you already know how to create a hyperlink in HTML, you can think of this action as the same as a href.) Specifically, when Flash encounters the getURL action, it takes the user to a new web page, either within your site or to another website altogether. That's the simple explanation. Naturally, there are more details. You'll use this action to see how it works in the following task.


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