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Subject: FLASH: Possible Bug - Flash 5 - Authoring Mode Test Movie Only
From: McMillan, Bruce
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 02:50:19 GMT

I wish to report what I believe to be a 'bug' in Flash 5, in Authoring Mode
when doing a 'Test Movie'.
Windows NT 4, PIII 500

Can anyone else reproduce this?

Assigning the <Delete> key does not work when doing a 'Test Movie'.
Possible Bug:
1. Place a movie clip on the Stage and name the movie clip - plane
2. Place a button on the stage
3. Select the button and then the 'Actions' panel.
4. Select 'On Mouse Event' from the Basic Actions group.
5. Deselect the default 'Release' and select 'Key Press'. With the flashing
cursor inside the 'Key Press' box, press the 'Delete' key
6. Set up a tellTarget to the movie clip similar to that shown below.

on (keyPress "<Delete>") {
tellTarget ("_root.plane") {
setProperty ("_root.plane", _x, getProperty ("_root.plane", _x ) +

7. Then do a 'Test Movie'.

Expected Result:
Movie clip moves to the right.

Actual Result:
No movement.

Substituting keys other than <Delete> work as expected.

I made an application in Flash 4, assigning a number of keys that worked
fine. I did a conversion to Flash 5, wanting to incorporate a custom cursor.
All key assignments transposed without problem except for recognition of the
'Delete' key as a keypress response (Authoring Mode - Test Movie). This
tricked me, as it wasn't until I tried the swf file that everything was okay
with the <Delete> key assignment.

Regards, Bruce.
> Bruce McMillan

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