calling a function on the main timeline from a class file

Hi,

when I try to call a function on the maintime line from a class file i get :

TypeError: Error #1006: redArrowAlpha is not a function.

the code is simple:


//blueArrow_select function is called from an addEventListener and works fine...

public function blueArrow_select(e:MouseEvent):void
      {
                  
                  MovieClip(parent).redArrowAlpha();

 
                 }


then in the main time line a simple function...

function redArrowAlpha():void
            {
                  
                  TweenLite.to(redArrow, 5, { alpha:0, ease:Circ.easeOut});
            }



thanks

nth1971Asked:
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dgofmanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi nth1971,
You need to clarify what actions script language you are using.
If AS2 you may be out of scope in this case you may need to use Delegate class or _root instance or movieclip instance
If AS3 you may have problem by calling parent because is reference to systemManager. In this case try to call parentDocument or document or paren.parent
Thanks
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blue-genieCommented:
did you set up a Document class?
where how are you currently trying to access the function resulting in that error?
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blue-genieCommented:
are you wanting to not use an event listener?
i've just done a quick mock up and it works fine so I think I dont' understand your problem.
I need you to verify what it is you're doing (code that calls redarrowalpha)
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nth1971Author Commented:
oh my god, I must be a very tired boy...

its as3 and everything isset up fine I was simply not thinking instead of

MovieClip(parent).redArrowAlpha();

it was

MovieClip(parent.parent).redArrowAlpha();

I'm such a dufus!
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