2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2016 11:01 AM by tommyhbrandt

    Variable as MovieClip name

    tommyhbrandt

      I have a single scene with MovieClips serving as sub-scenes. Inside the SubScene, I have a MovieClip that holds the Menu "buttons"(MovieClips acting as buttons).

       

      From the Menu buttons, I am trying to access frame Labels inside "Slides" that live at the same level as the Menu MovieClip. So Menu and Slide 1,2,3 are all siblings.

       

      I am setting the "currentSlide" at the Menu level when a button is clicked that I would like to pass to the path of the slide label.

       

      I can get things working by hard coding a name, but I cannot figure out how to pass the stored variable.

      For ease, the value of the currentSlide var is a string containing the exact name of the Slide.

       

      Here is the working code:

           MovieClip(this.parent.getChildByName("Slide3")).gotoAndPlay("slide_out");

       

      I need:

          MovieClip(this.parent.getChildByName(VARIABLE VALUE)).gotoAndPlay("slide_out");

       

      How can I pass the variable here?

       

       

      Thanks in advance.