2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2006 7:55 PM by

    Linkage Identifier

      I don't believe there is a way but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

      Is there a way to assign a linkage identifier with AS at runtime?

      Meaning I am trying to put a movieclip on the stage, into a new empty movieclip dynamically. But the movieclip on the stage does not have a linkage identifier.
        • 1. Re: Linkage Identifier
          Level 7
          When you create the empty movieclip you can assign it an instance name.

          [AS: _level0: Frame 1]
          // create an empty movieclip on the stage and give it an
          // instance name of foo_mc
          this.createEmptyMovieClip("foo_mc", this.getNextHighestDepth());
          // You now have an empty movieclip found at _level0.foo_mc

          // attach the movieclip in your library which has the linkage name
          // of Bar to your newly created foo_mc and give it an instance
          // name of bar_mc
          foo_mc.attachMovie("Bar", "bar_mc", foo_mc.getNextHighestDepth());
          // You now have an instance of Bar located at _level0.foo_mc.bar_mc
          [/AS]

          If you are looking to add the linkage name for Bar dynamically you
          can't. If a movieclip in your library is not placed on the stage during
          design-time or it does not have a linkage name in your library, it won't
          be included in the SWF when you publish. It's considered unused and
          unused items are left out.

          If you were trying to do something else, can you explain a little more.

          James O'Reilly - JOR
          www.jamesor.com





          poisoniver wrote:
          > I don't believe there is a way but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
          >
          > Is there a way to assign a linkage identifier with AS at runtime?
          >
          > Meaning I am trying to put a movieclip on the stage, into a new empty
          > movieclip dynamically. But the movieclip on the stage does not have a linkage
          > identifier.
          >
          • 2. Re: Linkage Identifier
            That is it thanks alot! I wonder why I was trying to make it more complicated then it was?

            Your 3D flash is wonderful by the way...I am diving into Flex 2 and AS3 the possibilities are extremely exciting.