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On a drag operation, how can I show with continuous feedback, the current x and y co-ordinates of a point within the dragged item?
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a movie clip can be "tracked" using the GetProperty method. we can target the movie clip being dragged and set two variables equal to the _x and _y position.

say your movie clip has an instance name of "mc". you can set two variables equal to the x/y like this:

Set Variable "x" = GetProperty("/mc",_x)
Set Variable "y" = GetProperty("/mc",_y)

If you would like a visual example of the coordinates of this movie clip as it is moved, draw two editable text fields on the stage and assign them variable names "x" and "y".

a similar article below describes how you can do this with a draggable movie clip that is attached to the cursor. while it's a tiny bit different, the expressions to obtain movie clip x and y are exactly the same. i should know. i wrote it. ;>)

http://www.macromedia.com/go/14417

hope this helps -

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68k your new to Flash but your writing code for macromedia?
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to chrisb12 -

no, i'm not new to flash. i've been doing it for about 2 years.

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