Mouse Events Inside Mask

I'm having trouble detecting mouse events on movie clips behind a mask. I remember coming across this problem in the past, but can't remember the solution. Any ideas?

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Can you profide an example or piece of code?

I have created a moviecliip layer (with movieclip) and a mask layer. When i mask the movieclip i can use...

_root.myMovieClip_1.onPress = function(){

_root.myMovieClip_1.onRelease = function(){

...and this works.

pyromunkyAuthor Commented:
I ended up using a hit test on the mask clip instead of a rollOver event. Since the mask was covering everything else below it, any rollOver detection was automatically associated with the mask.

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