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'Dynamic' movieclip references

Posted on 2003-03-18
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03

I am trying to find out the values of some movieclip properties. I want to be able to tell Flash to check several movieclips, so I will pass a unique value for each movieclip to the function.

Can someone please tell me why, in the following function, trace 1 returns the length of _root.movieX but trace 2 does not?

function doTraces(whichMovie)
trace('1) movie X length = ' + _root.movieX._totalframes + ' frames');

myMov = ('_root.movie' + whichMovie)
trace('2) movie ' + whichMovie + ' length = ' + myMov._totalframes + ' frames');

Many thanks

Question by:__wired__

Accepted Solution

mickydunks earned 200 total points
ID: 8163842
Hey Dan,

give this a go...

forget your myMov line and implement this
trace('2) movie ' + whichMovie + ' length = ' + _root["movie" +whichMovie]._totalframes + ' frames');

Where you have myMov try _root["movie" +whichMovie]


Author Comment

ID: 8163873
Wicked. Thanks Micky.

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