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How do I translate createEmptyMovieClip from AS2 to AS3

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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);
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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."
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by:SimonAdrian
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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.
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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);
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by:SimonAdrian
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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.
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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.
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