1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 1, 2006 7:40 AM by Pete_Hughes

    Am I missing something?

    Mattman
      I've been using Flash for quite some time now. I am using it now for the first time in a couple weeks and I am going nuts over this problem I'm having... Basically, I'm trying to call a function inside a movieclip on my main timeline by using the instance name. Heres a quick rundown.

      // Main timeline Frame 1 (the only frame) contains a movieclip with "testClip" as the instance name
      testClip.helloWorld();

      // testClip actions Frame 1 (the only frame)
      function helloWorld()
      {
      trace("Hello World");
      }

      I would expect to see "Hello Word" popping up in my trace window, but there is absolutely nothing. It seems that I am unable to call a function inside a movie clip. Did I just totally forget all Flash common sense or am I missing something here? I swear I used to be able to do this, but now it doesn't work. Anyone have any suggestions?