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Accessing a child movie in Flash

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Hi,

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:

loadMovie("myStage.swf", "movStage");

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.

PyroMyst
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by:rootdir
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use following code

_parent.movStage.lblText.text = "My text";

or

_root.movStage.lblText.text = "My text";

or

_level0.movStage.lblText.text = "My text";

Give complete path from main movie. You will get what you are looking for. Still if you find diffculty send me your fla files and txt file, I will fix it for you. My email is rotdir@hotmail.com

Cheers
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I have requested that this question been deleted.

RootDir gave me a number of suggestions both here and via email.
However none of the suggestions helped me around my particular problem. I have yet to find the solution.

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Send me your fla files in zip format I will solve.

rotdir@hotmail.com

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Or post your email I will send example created for you.

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