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FInd all instances of a symbol

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I'm in Flash (8 Pro) and I need to find all instances of a symbol in my FLA.

For instance, if in the libaray, my MovieClip is named "wheel" I want to find any instance of that MovieClip that is used anywhere in a given FLA ("wheel1", "wheel2", "backtire").

Is this possible?

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To my knowledge, this is not possible using built -in funnction of Flash. My suggestion is: put a variable inside the movieclip symbol then loop through all the movieclip instances in the main movie, check if that variable is defined and set. If it is, then that movieclip is the instance of your symbol.
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Thanks for your idea!  Although, most of the Flash movies I work with have hundreds of movieclips...4-5 nested within 4-5 other movie clips, so do you see this solution working in that scenario?

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