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    quick code re-write (as2-as3)

    Let me preface my post by saying that I am not an AS writer. I find it much easier to come here and get the stuff I need from all of you AS geniuses. I have this little piece of script that I need to re-write in AS 3. I'm using the FlashEff plugin on a banner ad, but need it re-write the get URL portion of the button in AS3 in order for it to work. Here's that code:

    on (release) {
    getURL(_root.clickTAG, "_blank");
    }

    Can someone show me the AS3 version of this? Thanks!!!

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    You'll have to move the code from the instance to some other place. Possibly the root. Replace <instancename> below with the actual instance name.

    Code:
    <instancename>.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, handleMouse);
    
    function handleMouse(event:MouseEvent):void{
      navigateToURL(new URLRequest(MovieClip(root).clickTAG), "_blank");
    }

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    Well that is most likely on the button which you cant do in AS3. You have to put code on the time line or in classes.
    buttonName.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, mouseUpHandler);
    function mouseUpHandler(evt:MouseEvent){
    navigateToURL(new URLRequest(root.clickTAG),"_blank");
    }

    or something close to that.
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  4. #4

    Still no go

    I tried to use your code:

    urlbutton.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, mouseUpHandler);
    function mouseUpHandler(evt:MouseEvent){
    navigateToURL(new URLRequest(root.clickTAG),"_blank");
    }

    but still no go. It gives me this error:
    1119: Access of possibly undefined property clickTAG through a reference with static type flash.displayisplayObject.

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    You've got to cast root to MovieClip to access properties that are not defined in DisplayObject. See my code above. That's really all you should have to change.

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    I totally appreciate your help! The problem I'm having is that this is a banner ad that is going on someone else's site, so I can't do anything at the root level. I have no idea what I'm doing with AS3.

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    You don't need to change anything on the root level. Casting is that part that looks like this:
    Code:
    MovieClip(root).clickTAG
    It tells the compiler to treat root as a MovieClip rather than a DisplayObject so that you can access dynamic properties.

  8. #8

    sweet!

    Now I get it. I'll put that in there and see what happens. Thanks again for your help!

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    Hot Damn!!! It worked! Thanks so much!

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