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> I have searched and asked everywhere! Is this
> really that hard?!?
What's the question?
> And believe me, I continue to try every variation
> that I can think of.
Only the right variation will succeed.
> I simply want to identify one radio button in the
> radio group.
> Something like:
> var riteAnswer = radioButton Instance "c" of
> radioGroup "1"
This one's right out of the Help docs. There are two main references
for ActionScript: the ActionScript 2.0 Language Reference and the
Components Language Reference. Since you're dealing with a Component,
you'll want the latter. In either case, approach the relevant reference
from the following point of view: A) what sort of object am I looking for?
and B) what type of functionality am I looking for? For A, the object is a
radio button, which means you'll look up the "RadioButton class" entry in
the Components Language Reference. For B, you're looking for a
characteristic, so you'll look under the Property summary. (Properties are
characteristics an object has; methods are things an object can do; events
are things an object can react to.)
Under the RadioButton class, we see that all RadioButton instances
(i.e., instances of your RadioButton Component) have a RadioButton.groupName
property. By default, radio buttons all belong to the radioGroup. So if
you start a new FLA and drag three radio buttons to the Stage, they'll all
have the value "radioGroup" in the groupName property in the Property
You'll also see a RadioButton.selection property in the same class
entry. This gives you (I quote): "A reference to the currently selected
radio button in a radio button group. This property can be used with a
RadioButton instance or a RadioButtonGroup instance." Badda bing!
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