I just purchased some pre-built menus from OhMyFlash.com.
They work great as the come. I am trying to modify them to add my
own menu and submenu items. When I look at the instance names they
have given to the main menu buttons, they just contain a NUMERAL in
the properties inspector instance field - for example "1" or "2"
(without the quotes). Their ActionScript references these instance
names so if I change them the menus don't work.
When I try to duplicate one of their Menu MovieClips and
assign it a new instance name of say "8" (without the quotes), I
get this error dialog in Flash CS3 - '8' is not a valid instance
name. Please enter an identifier that begins with an alphabetic
character or other supported symbol"? I have tried changing the
publish settings to AS 1, 2 & 3 - always get the same error.
The MovieClips they sent were numbered and work fine, but if
I try to even change the name of one of their numbered clips to
something else and then try to change it back to say "2" - the
program won't let me!
So how where they able to lable their instance names 1, 2, 3
..., but I can't??? What am I missing?