1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 26, 2006 1:30 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Targeting a movieclip in an external swf...

      OK, I'm sure there's a very simple solution here, but I can't figure it out. I have a basic file structure where I load different external movie clips into my main file in a placeholder called stage_mc

      I want to be able to target a clip I named voice_mc within the external file. When I did a trace on the clip itself, it gave me:

      _level0.stage_mc.instance66.voice_mc

      Why is this instance66 showing up and how do I get around it?

      I thought it would simply be _root.stage_mc.voice_mc (since voice_mc is in the main timeline of my imported movie) but the instance66 is getting in the way.

      Thanks in advance for the help.
        • 1. Re: Targeting a movieclip in an external swf...
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          What your are attempting is doable.

          Does not appear that voice_mc is on the _root of the external swf.


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          OK, I'm sure there's a very simple solution here, but I can't figure it out.
          I
          have a basic file structure where I load different external movie clips into
          my
          main file in a placeholder called stage_mc

          I want to be able to target a clip I named voice_mc within the external
          file.
          When I did a trace on the clip itself, it gave me:

          _level0.stage_mc.instance66.voice_mc

          Why is this instance66 showing up and how do I get around it?

          I thought it would simply be _root.stage_mc.voice_mc (since voice_mc is in
          the
          main timeline of my imported movie) but the instance66 is getting in the
          way.

          Thanks in advance for the help.