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Posted on 2006-07-11
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I'm new to Flash 8. I'm getting ready to use a button to tell a movie clip where to stop and I go looking for the "Tell Target" command and I'm running into some stuff that has me confused.

How do you script out the "Tell Target" function in Flash 8. I'm seeing the "Tell Target" command in the index but I get the impression from the fact that it says "deprecated" that it's considered archaic.

How do you tell a movie clip on your timeline what to do? What's the Flash 8 equivalent to "Tell Target?"

Thanks!
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with .. and since flash 5 .. dot notation replaces tellTarget .. you can still use tell target ..in fact if the target is an object not a movieclip you have to use either tellTarget or dot notation.

on(release){
tellTarget("movieOne"){
gotoAndStop(5);
}
}

or

on(release){
with(movieOne){
gotoAndStop(5);
}
}

and dot notation..this is most commonly used as.. with.. is better suited to accessing multiple items in scopes..and it's less code

on(release){
_root.movieOne.gotoAndStop(5);
}

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