I am interested in moving entire or partial dynamically
attached hierarchies of MovieClips to new _parent MovieClips.
Setting the _parent property works just fine, except that it has no
effect visible effect; additionally, the _target property remains
unchanged upon assigning a new value to _parent, which brings them
out of synch with each other.
If this is possible in ActionScript 2, I would love to see a
snippet that illustrates this. Perhaps two dynamically attached
clips, clip_A & clip_B, where clip_A._x is incremented
onFrameEnter and a key toggles the parent of clip_B between clip_A
and _root? The effect should be that when clip_B is a child of
clip_A, it is also translated across the Stage, and when it is a
child of _root, it remains stationary while clip_A continues on.