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I have a combobox placed on the stage within my mainMC. I also have a series of MCs attached to the stage within a MC holder. Embedding look like this:
Stage -> MainMC -> ComboBox
Stage -> MainMC -> HolderMC -> AttachedMCs

Initially when this whole thing loads the attachedMC commands work flawlessly. As soon as I do anything with the ComboBox, such as jus open it or select an item, the code for the attachedMCs doesn't work right. Specifically, commands such as onPress does not trace. They only work if the mouse scrolls a little bit over the attached MC then press. Then scroll again and press. Wierdest damn thing. Could it be that the ComboBox is taking control of focus some how? And if so how do I force it to release focus? Or what else may be going on?

I've tried about a hundred different things. Tried setting the MCs trackAsMenuItem = true and that didn't work. I did that because I noticed that any button on the stage tracked as a button will not take focus away from the ComboBox, thus does not work correctly. I thought setting the MCs like that would cure the problem but no luck. I'm out of ideas. Hope someone can help. I'm in a major pinch. I really can't post the source files. The Flash app uses many, many external files including XML, AS and Class files.
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This is an issue I've also seen, having particularly to do with the combobox button.  Even if you make a simple FLA with a combobox and couple of buttons you will notice that the "over" state of the button doesn't operate correctly after any manipulations of the combobox.  It doesn't seem to matter where the combobox is, at least in the testing I've done.  Don't know how helpful that is, but it isn't just your movie in particular (note that Component Buttons don't have the problems outlined above.)
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