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How to control or link external.swf movie from a button on the main movie.swf ?

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Hello my name is alan in the last few days

i was trying to find how I can control and link an ( external.swf ) movie

from a menu with buttons inside my main  movie call ( main.swf  )

I can not find the code to make work each button and call a frame label on a movie clip  ( pages mc ) inside my external.swf

Im using AS2

I have the structure of my movies like this.

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Please download and check my fla. or see it here :

http://enixstudio.com/flash_tutos/how_to_control_external_movie_tuto.zip 

http://enixstudio.com/flash_tutos/how_to_control_external_movie_tuto/main.html

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by:bupper
ID: 33679288
You have a movieclip called "container". Within this, you load a movieclip that IS NOW CALLED "container".

So, when you want to reference the external movie, you do it like this:
_root.container.container

If you want to move to a frame, for example, assign this actionscript to a button on the menu:
on (release) {
    _root.container.container.gotoAndStop(2);
}

Now when you click the menu button, the external clip will move to frame 2. Is this something like you wanted?
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by:enixstudio
ID: 33679878
Hi bupper in response to your question is NO.

In my maine.swf movie I have a movieclip with the instance name call "container" this empty movieclip load inside my external.swf movie with the following code :

stop ();
this.createEmptyMovieClip("container", 1);
container.loadMovie("external.swf");

Now on my external.swf movie i have a movieclip with the instance name call "pages" inside this movieclip I have 5 frames labels called up "p1","p2","p3","p4","p5"

So my question its how i do to communicate from my button 01 btn ( inside menu mc > main.swf. ) to my external.swf movie to my > movieclip with the instance name call "pages" and goandplay the frame label call "p1" ?

Check this link example here :: Follow the red arrow !

http://enixstudio.com/flash_tutos/how_to_control_external_movie_tuto/control_external_movie.html

if my menu was in the same movie lets say main.swf iknow this code works to call each frame label from my button 01 btn to > movieclip with instance name "pages" > to > my frame label call "p1" and works for each button !

on (press)
{
    if (_root.link != 1)
    {
        _root.menu["item" + _root.link].gotoAndPlay("s2");
        _root.link = 1;
        _root.pages.play();
    } // end if
}

Check this link example here ::

http://enixstudio.com/flash_tutos/how_to_control_external_movie_tuto/crane_and_menu.html 

In brief  I need to do this but with my menu in my main movie and my pages on my external movie.
 
and thanks for the help but I hope you can help me a bit more ! : )
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by:blue-genie
ID: 33680829
this is so odd, i'm sure I posted something on your topic this morning. oh well, maybe it was too early in the morning.

enixstudio what bupper is saying is correct.

not sure what your _root.link etc does, but the problem is here

_root.pages.play();

as bupper says

  _root.container.container.play();

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bupper earned 300 total points
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First, when you load an external movieclip, and reference _root from within the external movieclip, it will refer to the _root of the entire thing (main.swf)! To get around this, put the following code directly after you load the external clip:
container._lockroot = true;

Now when you say _root in the external clip, it will refer to itself :)

For the menu buttons, on each menu button in the main movie, attach the following:

on (press)
{
    _root.container.container.pages.gotoAndStop("p2"); // OR p3, p4, p5, etc
}
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by:blue-genie
blue-genie earned 200 total points
ID: 33686005
no bupper, your code is right, you dont'need the lockroot

i tested it.
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by:enixstudio
ID: 33686333
Thanks bupper and blue-genie for your attention and patience works to perfection and how you said you do not need the lockroot !

As a contribution i upload the files for people in need in the future:
 http://www.enixstudio.com/downloads/tutorials/flash/how_to_control_an_external_swf/main.html
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