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How do you fake a button click. AS3?

Posted on 2009-07-07
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say submitBtn.addEventLIstener(MouseEvent.CLICK, doSomething);

function doSomething(ev:MouseEvent):void {
//do stuff.
}

now you want to call doSomething later on in another function. You cant' pass a mousevent cause one doesn't exist.

how do i fake it?
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submitBtn.dispatchEvent(new Event("click"));

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Or do this???

CyanBlue
submitBtn.addEventLIstener(MouseEvent.CLICK, doSomething);
 
function doSomething(ev:MouseEvent = null):void {
//do stuff.
}
 
doSomething();

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i think the dispatch route is the way i need to go. I just read a post from rascalpants about something related.

CB. calling doSomething() with out passing a paramter throws an incorrect number of arguement error.
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All those ways work.  Plus one more.
submitBtn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, doSomething);
 
function doSomething(e:MouseEvent = null):void
{
	trace("MouseEvent.CLICK");
}
doSomething();                                            //Line 1
doSomething(new MouseEvent(MouseEvent.CLICK));            //Line 2
submitBtn.dispatchEvent(new MouseEvent(MouseEvent.CLICK));//Line 3
//Lines 1, 2 and 3 will call the doSomething function without error.
//Lines 2 and 3 do not require " = null" in the parameter of the doSomething function.

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maybe you guys are doing something i'm not doing, if I call the function without arguments i'm getting errors.
i'm going with the dispatch route.
thanks all
blu.
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:-)
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Eh...  You are making sure that you set the default to null for the function argument, right???  I don't see why it throws out the error message...  Hm...

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whoa CB! you speaking geek.
show me code what you mean by set default to null for function.
i'm having a very blonde day today.

up to an hour ago i thought it was friday. its wednesday.
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