syntax to reference items in the child movie

Posted on 2007-10-13
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I have a scrollpane that I am using in swf A that loads swf B using the contentPath attribute. In swf B I have a function that runs when the swf is loaded that attaches movie clips representing advertisements (1 rectangle for each ad) while looping over the number of ads available. This works just fine when swf B is run by itself, but when loaded into swf A, the function does not run, leaving me with a blank scrollpane.

What is the syntax to reference items in the child movie? The items I am looking to manipulate are on the main timeline of swf B, so I'm thinking it should be:


but that comes back undefined

Any ideas?
Question by:patGRFXS
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ID: 20073054

First of all, this should be a Flash question instead of Flex.

I think your problem is that loading swfB inside swfA making the _root reference of swfB changed.
I will suggest you adding the following code to swfB first frame first line.

this._lockroot = true;

Instead of thinking about controlling swfB in swfA

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by:Gary Benade
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when you load something into a scrollpane you reference it using the content property, so try something like:
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My proposed solution ID:20167796 is correct, deleting or PAQ'ing will not be fair

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