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Posted on 2011-02-28
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I have movieclip in library which is being added to the stage. It has many smaller clips which are already named a1-a2-a3....

How can I access to them using a loop?

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Question by:Angha110
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You can use the getChildByName () method of DisplayObjectContainer class (base class of MovieClip):

var numClips:int = mc.numChildren;
var child:DisplayObject;
for (var i:int = 1; i <= numClips; i++) {
	child = mc.getChildByName ("a" + i);
	...
}

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by:Angha110
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Great, I just did a test and I can trace the numChildren correctly. Now, what I need is to call the right instance to play the moviecliep.

mc.a11.play();

it gives me error.
Each movie clip has 10 frame inside and I have stop(0 on the first frame. the play() will play the movieclip.
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by:Angha110
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Hey, Thank you for the tip. I used an array to hold my clips and all works fine.
Thank you again.
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