All the time I think _root._width will return the value just
like Stage.width, but it seems like that's not right.
If I put a mc on the stage, the _root._width will return the
width of the mc, If I put one more shape on the stage, it will
return the value of the multi-shape, so I am confused what's the
meaning of _root and what's _root.property will return.
Thanx for ur replies.
_root is essentially a movieclip.... the highest clip in a
level. So, like any movieclip, it's _width is defined by it's
contents. The wider the content, the greater the _width property.
Now Stage is basically your viewing area... imagine a small
circle in a box. The box's dimensions are Stage.width and
Stage.height and the dimensions of the circle are _root._width and
_root.height... hope that makes at least a little bit of sense. It
gets a bit more complicated with alignment of the Stage and scaling
of the Stage..