3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2006 6:59 AM by cosmicShame

    Newb question about symbols

    cosmicShame
      Hi, I am a programmer learning actionscript.. BTW sum1 pls shoot me.

      Please answer this question and it will help me understand a lot more.

      If I make text with the text tool and put it on the stage.
      Then I convert the text area to a symbol and call it bob, eport it for actionscript 2.0 as bob as a Movieclip.

      Then I make a class called bob extends MovieClip{
      function bob(){ // constructor
      this.text = "new text"; <---- does not work
      }
      }

      This does not work because this is a MovieClip, it is not a textfield. Since it has been converted to a symbol as a movie clip, how do I change the text in the text area ?


      Ty