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Posted on 2003-11-09
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I inherited a Flash MX movie and am making changes to this file.

I noticed that when I open the Movie Explorer, I can see all my buttons, graphics, and Movie Clips..

But next to one particular Movie Clip is its name:

contactform_old, <con_about>

Now there's a snippet of ActionScript attached to a button that launces the Movie Clip (contactform_old) that goes:

on (release) {
      tellTarget ("con_about") {
            gotoAndStop("about");
      }
}

I've read the documentation and I understand what tellTarget("target") is about.  So my question is:  What is the reference: <con_about> referring to?  Why is it laid out like that?
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Question by:coson
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Rouneh earned 150 total points
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Looks to me like "con_about" is the instance name of a movieclip somewhere.
Note the difference between the name of a movieclip, and the instance name.
Could the "con_about" movieclip be a movieclip that is created run-time? (Ie: Are there any attachMovie, duplicateMovieClip or createEmptyMovieClip commands somewhere in your movie that creates this spesific movieclip?)
Have you thoroughly checked all the instance names of each movieclip in your movie?
Am I completely off base as to what you're asking?

Regards,
Rouneh
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by:zenlion420
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Seems to me that one movie clip is telling the "about" label of the "con_about" mc to goto the label "  named " About" and stop.

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by:coson
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Rouneh,

You are correct.  It is the name of the instance.  I've realized this after doing some more reading, but I'm giving you the points because you did respond correctly to the answer, I just didn't see it at the time...

cheers!

coson
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