thanks vee...i did actually read this article prior to
posting and it looked like it was set up properly. what i ended up
doing was taking the example from live docs and modifying it as
with an if statement and it is working. the only thing..in one of
my fla's...it says there is a syntax error...however this code is
working in all 4 other fla's perfectly.
hmm, i found that even though i had saved the fla as flash 8
(it was developed in an earlier version)...it still wasn't working.
so i exported my publish settings from another fla and imported
into this one and it is now working.