I have a MovieClip - container_mc, on the stage which is 600px wide (into which I am loading images from an XML file...). Inside the movie clip is a drawing object (a rectangle).

The thing I don't understand is that in order for the drawing object to fill the width of the container MovieClip it must be 700px wide?

So I end up with container_mc being 600px wide and the drawingObject being 700px wide, which when it comes to scripting is very confusing....

the same goes for height....

could someone explain why this is the case as it defies all logic (to me anyway!), or if i am doing somthing wrong please point it out!

Using Flash CS4

Thanks in Advance