We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Unload Dynamic Movie Clip

marcparillo asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I have an empty movie clip on the _root level called "mc_holder" and, using an XML file, I dynamically add content to mc_holder like this:

var currentThumb_mc = mc_holder.createEmptyMovieClip("thumbnail_mc"+p,p);

I want to be able to click a button, clear out all of the thumbnails loaded into the mc_holder movie clip on the stage and then reload the XML file to dynamically add new content to mc_holder again.

mc_holder.unloadMovie() will remove the contents of the mc_holder movie clip.  However, the new thumbnails generated with var currentThumb_mc = mc_holder.createEmptyMovieClip("thumbnail_mc"+p,p); don't appear.   Using trace, I can see the xml file being reparsed, but none of the new content appears in the empty mc_holder again.  

What am I doing wrong?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE