Reset button

Posted on 2004-04-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
How do i set-up a reset button that when pressed returns several different movie clips in one scene back to their respective first frames...cheers

Question by:Matt22
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j3one earned 50 total points
ID: 10828462
You could make a button that tells it to go to a frame with nothing on it, and tell that frame to go back to the frame it just came from. basicaly resetting the animation. I am sure there is an actionscript way to do this though...

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RedLava earned 50 total points
ID: 10828791
Hi Mat22,

How are these movies created? Are they loaded at run time?

However they are loaded record which movies they are in an array. If they are loaded dynamically then just add the name to the array when it is loaded or hard code it at design time.
Then loop through the array using the values as the movie name and use the go to and stop method to go to frame 1 of the movies.

Do you have the code you use to create the movies? Post it and I can write the actionscript you need.


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hansblix earned 200 total points
ID: 10829866
if you want to do this for all movieclips in the current timeline:

for (i in this)
    if (typeof(this[i]) == "movieclip")
        trace("resetting movieclip : " + this[i]);

Accepted Solution

krishnaprathab earned 200 total points
ID: 10829949
Yes hansblix is right. You can use the similar function below to do it independent of your timeline.

ResetButton.onPress = function()
      for (var i in this._parent)
            if (typeof(eval(i)) == "movieclip")


Expert Comment

ID: 10840739
krishnaprathab :
  Try and avoid eval as much as possible as it's not really recommended.. Left side evals are known to be buggy when used in assignment statments, but generally I recommend that you don't use it at all :)
  use array notation always..

Just a thought..

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