2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2008 9:36 AM by logeye

    Tell Target help

      Hey Everyone,

      I'm a newbie at Actionscripting and need a little bit of help!

      The main base of this flash file that I've created contains two movie clips/symbols. Each movie contains their own timelines and interactive elements.

      Movie clip #1 is called "Home", which contains another movie clip called "homebuttons". "homebuttons" contains a button called "button-web".

      When the user clicks on this "button-web" button, they should be taken back out to movie clip file #2 called "web", which sits on the main timeline, outside of movie clip #1.

      The action I've written for this button is:

      on (release) {
      tellTarget ("_Level0/web") {
      gotoAndPlay (1);

      I've also tried various forms of tellTarget ("/web"), tellTarget ("../../web") but I am getting confused and I'm not sure what I should be doing.

      The error that I'm getting is "Target not found: Target="_Level0/web" Base="_level0.home.instance19".

      If anyone out there has any insight to this and can guide me in the right direction, it would be so much appreciated!!!

        • 1. Re: Tell Target help
          logeye Level 1
          As I understand it you have a path problem which is the biggest problem I've had over the years.

          Is your path Home > homebuttons >button-web?

          If so, code contained in the button button-web that says

          _parent.gotoAndPlay(1) will refer to homebuttons
          _parent._parent.gotoAndPlay(1) will refer to Home.
          _root.gotoAndPlay(1) will refer to Home
          _root.homebuttons.gotoAndPlay(1) will refer to homebuttons

          Using _root may get you in trouble later if you decide to imbed this movie into another.

          Your tellTarget refers to the movie "web" which you did not mention.

          tellTarget is deprecated and is not used anymore. Using the dot syntax is the current usage.

          • 2. Re: Tell Target help
            logeye Level 1
            Sorry jlee77 I spoke too soon.

            If you attach code to the button gotoAndPlay(1) it controls the timeline the button is in. In the above example

            gotoAndPlay(1) will refer to homebuttons
            _parent.gotoAndPlay(1) will refer to Home.

            Sorry about the mixup.