I am successfully using event handlers to respond to user
inputs(mouse click, enter key, etc.)
The handler can also use the event objects parameters to
perform operations based on who called the function. An example of
this is the target._name, which is apparently passed when the event
In addition, I have a need to call an event handler from
within AS to essentially mimic a mouse click or keyboard entry.
This call from AS is no problem. Just use the event handler
name. For instance, mc.click(); and the handler is invoked.
However, with the AS call there is no object passed to the
handler. This differs from an event-driven call where an object
identifying the event source is passed to the handler.
The question is: Can you pass a parameter(s) or object to an
event handler from a call in ActionScript? I have tried various
ways, but nothing has worked.
Does anyone know the insides of event handling and how the
"eventObject" is passed when
a user event occurs? Knowing how that works might give some
clues as to how to pass an object from an AS call.