How To Make Html Appear over Flash Content

Some technologies love me. Some hate me. Flash is one of the latter, though I do try to make friends. I had one problem that took me much longer to solve than it should have. IMHO, the .NET community is much better about communicating how to do things than the Flash community. But, since I figured it out, I thought I would share it with you to help solve this problem for someone else.

So I had this issue. I was working on something for a client which involved a horizontal Html and Css menu. When various menu items were hovered over, submenus would drop down. Also, right below this a Flash movie was to appear. Unfortunately, Flash by default will display over overlapping Html elements.

Once I figured it out it was pretty obvious. You know, one of those times where you hit yourself for not getting it right the first time. Anyway, if you are curious, I set it up to work on a samples page. There is also a download there for you if you want a few sample files.

If you have any questions, let me know.


Paul 2009-01-29 08:15:46

Hello there. I once had the same problem at work but we managed to achieve it as well. Here is the domain if anyone wishes to use firebug to pull it apart.

Paul, UK