I've posted about this before but never got a good response.
Using attachMovie in an external .as file, I create a
'component' which inherits from MovieClip. Everything is fine, it
works like clockwork. I export the swc component file, and import
it into a test swf, where again the attachMovie-d object appears
just fine. Then, I test that swf and the attachMovie object
Why? Where'd it go? The object *must* be defined within the
library for the component to access it at design time, so what
happens at run-time to make this disappear? It's driving me
absolutely mad, again, because the problem is so impenetrable that
I don't know where to start. I normally just drag an 'exemplar'
clip into the component, set it to invisible and use
duplicateMovieClip as substitute, but I need to choose from about
50 movie clips in this case and that seems to be such a clumsy
Any thoughts would be really gratefully appreciated.