Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 2.0

updateAfterEvent function

updateAfterEvent() : Void

Updates the display (independent of the frames per second set for the movie) when you call it within an onClipEvent() handler or as part of a function or method that you pass to setInterval(). Flash ignores calls to updateAfterEvent that are not within an onClipEvent() handler or part of a function or method passed to setInterval(). This function works only with certain Mouse and MovieClip handlers: the mouseDown, mouseUp, mouseMove, keyDown and keyUp handlers for the Mouse class; the onMouseMove, onMouseDown, onMouseUp, onKeyDown, and onKeyUp handlers for the MovieClip class. It does not work with the Key class.

Availability: ActionScript 1.0; Flash Player 5


The following example show how to create a custom cursor called cursor_mc. ActionScript is used to replace the mouse cursor with cursor_mc. Then updateAfterEvent() is used to continually refresh the Stage to make the cursor's movement appear smooth.

cursor_mc.onMouseMove = function() {
 this._x = this._parent._xmouse;
 this._y = this._parent._ymouse;

See also

onClipEvent handler, setInterval function