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What is different in actionscript 3 with regard to the stop() action?

Posted on 2008-10-31
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Greetings Experts,

I am having difficulty preventing Flash scenes from looping in AS3.  I have a very simple test file with two scenes (Scene 1 and Scene 2).  I have a button in Scene 1 that when clicked, loads Scene 2.  This works correctly in AS2 but in AS3 the two scenes just continuously loop.  AS3 seems to be ignoring my stop() action (or I am doing something wrong).

Scene 1 frame 1 actions:
btnSubmit.onRelease = function() {
     gotoAndPlay("Scene 2", 1);
}

Scene 1 frame 2 actions:
stop();

Scene 2 frame 1 actions:
stop();

Can someone please help me understand what I'm doing wrong?  Please elaborate on the "why" behind your solution.

Thanks!
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Question by:bham3dman
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jordanaustin earned 500 total points
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bham3dman,
I'd venture to say that it's not the way the stop action is effecting this, its the way you've scripted your button ActionScript. That would work correctly in AS2 but for AS3 you'll need to open an event listener.

Try using this code:

btnSubmit.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,btnSubmit_CLICK);

function btnSubmit_CLICK (e:MouseEvent):void
{
btnSubmit.gotoAndPlay"Scene 2", 1);
}
stop();

Let me know if that works.

-jordan
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by:bham3dman
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Thanks for the response Jordan.  Your solution pointed me in the right direction.  However, I did have to modify your code in order for it to work.

The following code worked:

btnSubmit.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, btnSubmit_CLICK);

function btnSubmit_CLICK (event:MouseEvent):void
{
gotoAndPlay(1, "Scene 2");
}

stop();

Thanks!
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