3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2012 11:39 AM by TimJaramillo

    Code to address Symbols

    edgarTL Level 1

      I'm a bit confused on how to access and control symbols in Edge Animate.  As an example, when I wish to control a symbol timeline with an ID of "oval":


      //does not work






      It seems like I'm required to use the getSymbol() method to have it work.  However, when I add sample text to the main stage and my oval symbol is on the main stage....when a hide() method is called, it works on an element or a symbol without the need for getSymbol()


      //works - element



      //works - symbol




      So to summarize, why is the getSymbol() method required for stop() to work on the symbol and not for hide() to work on the symbol?


      Any insight is appreciated.