Accessing a child movie in Flash
Posted on 2002-06-18
I have a Flash movie built using Flash MX (Windows version) that contains a blank movie clip called movStage.
When the parent movie is run it loads an SWF into this blank movie using the line:
Inside the SWF I have a dynamic textfield called lblText. I want to be able to set the text on this textfield from the parent movie but I haven't been able to work out how this is done.
I tried using the following code:
movStage.lblText.text = "My text";
When I run a trace(movStage.lblText); I get 'undefined' as a result.
To further complicate the issue the child movie (movStage) has full access to the parent.
Knowing this I leave the child running in a loop constantly checking a variable in the parent movie and updating accordingly, but this option uses more processor time than is necessary.
If anyone has any ideas I'll be most grateful.