HEL..Error: A 'with' action failed because the specified object did not exist.

Posted on 2004-03-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
What's the deal with this? here's what's going on. I have a movie called rotating Nav. In that movie i have other movies, that contain buttons in them, those buttons have the script to stop the main movie but it generates this error:

Error: A 'with' action failed because the specified object did not exist.

what's the deal with this?

here's what the fla looks like. Thanx all

Stage >


pictureMovie> button  >

on (rollover){
    with (_root.rotatingNav){
Question by:engineroom
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Accepted Solution

zenlion420 earned 2000 total points
ID: 10669315
is rotatingNav the instance name of that symbol, or just the symbol name?  That's generally the answer to these types of situations.  I can't tell you how many time I have forgotten to assign an instace name somewhere and have to dig through my work to find it.


BTW, what version of flash are you using?

Author Comment

ID: 10669623

I figured out what the problem was, i'll give you the points. What happend was that i was fading in the movie and gave an instance name to the last keyframe and not the first. Apparently it doesn't count when you name the last key frame and not the first. I.E.:


no                                         rotatingNav

I had to do this:


rotatingNav                           rotatingNav

Thanx for your help.

Expert Comment

ID: 10670207
No problem.  That's exactly what I figured the issue was.  I'll tell you something I've gotten in the habit of - naming every instance of every symbol I put on the stage, even if it's not going to be a component of a scripted event.  That way, it just helps keep me from having to go through a project searching for a missed name, which can be a really big chore if it's a large project.  Anyway, I'm glad it working now.


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