Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I translate createEmptyMovieClip from AS2 to AS3

Posted on 2008-06-19
5
Medium Priority
?
3,737 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
What would I do to get the same result as this AS2 creation of a box, if I should do it in AS3:

function container(target:MovieClip, boxWidth:Number, boxHeight:Number, cornerRadius:Number, fillColor:Number, fillAlpha:Number):Void {
      with (target) {
            beginFill(fillColor,fillAlpha);
            moveTo(cornerRadius,0);
            lineTo(boxWidth-cornerRadius,0);
            curveTo(boxWidth,0,boxWidth,cornerRadius);
            lineTo(boxWidth,cornerRadius);
            lineTo(boxWidth,boxHeight-cornerRadius);
            curveTo(boxWidth,boxHeight,boxWidth-cornerRadius,boxHeight);
            lineTo(cornerRadius,boxHeight);
            curveTo(0,boxHeight,0,boxHeight-cornerRadius);
            lineTo(0,boxHeight-cornerRadius);
            lineTo(0,cornerRadius);
            curveTo(0,0,cornerRadius,0);
            lineTo(cornerRadius,0);
            endFill();
      }
}
_root.createEmptyMovieClip("factbox", 4);
        factbox._x = zfbX;
        factbox._y = zfbY;

_root.container(factbox, 120, 200, 8, 0xffffff, 100);
0
Comment
Question by:SimonAdrian
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:cwickens
ID: 21824166
I haven't used AS3 very much so I can't re-write it for you.  The approach I would take is going through the help section of Flash.

It is pretty extensive; for example I found one issue you will have is the call to "_root" this reference, according to the Flash 9 docs was "Removed. The closest equivalent is the Stage, which serves as the root of the ActionScript 3.0 display list."
0
 

Author Comment

by:SimonAdrian
ID: 21824840
I have tried to go through the help section and its not worth much, thats why I am asking for help.
I  have to see working examples to understand code, but the help-section practically gives no examples.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
cwickens earned 2000 total points
ID: 21825101
here is one example I found, same thing is produced. with each.  It appears that the only 'real' difference is the initiating of the movieclip and the addition of 'addChild(mc)'

////////  AS2:

this.createEmptyMovieClip("mc", this.getNextHighestDepth());
mc.beginFill(0xFF0000);
mc.moveTo(0, 0);
mc.lineTo(100, 0);
mc.lineTo(100, 80);
mc.lineTo(0, 80);
mc.lineTo(0, 0);
mc.endFill();
mc._x = 80;
mc._y = 60;



/////////  AS3:

var mc:MovieClip = new MovieClip();
mc.graphics.beginFill(0xFF0000);
mc.graphics.drawRect(0, 0, 100, 80);
mc.graphics.endFill();
mc.x = 80;
mc.y = 60;
addChild(mc);
0
 

Author Comment

by:SimonAdrian
ID: 21825169
Here is a good link I found.

http://blogs.adobe.com/pdehaan/2006/07/creating_new_movieclips_in_act.html

And I was wrong, you were right, there is actually much more examples than Id experienced previously.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:cwickens
ID: 21825355
hey, no worries there...I wish it was that easy to get my wife to admit a mistake...lol

That link is where I found the example I posted above.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes you know that one object has a specific child in it, but you can't find the child. This happened to me when I was trying to code some actionScript to make a toolbar work with its embedded buttons.  My partner had created the toolbar usi…
I have been doing hardcore actionscripting for some time; and needless to say I have faced a lot of problems in just understanding others' code rather than understanding what the code executes. A programmer's life can become hell when there are a lo…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to set there setting in Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and YouTube for optimal video and audio quality.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use the auto adjust feature and what the different options do. When your video is not working right you can choose the auto adjust feature to help choose your settings.
Suggested Courses

609 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question