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  1. #1

    nextFrame();

    OK, Fk says my last login was 3/23/2006! So I'm rather rusty!

    All I wanted for now is to drag an image and update the view on release. So, I have two frames:

    1) Layer 1 : Frame 1
    stop();

    2) France_draggable (a movie clip)
    on (press) {
    startDrag(this, false);
    }
    on(release) {
    stopDrag();
    start.gotoAndPlay(2);
    nextFrame();
    nextFrame();
    }


    and...
    3) Layer 1 : Frame 2
    stop();

    When I play, it starts and stops dragging nicely. But it will not advance the frame. If I try something else like getUrl, that works fine too. gotoandPlay does nothing as well, though.

    What am I missing?

    This is Flash MX2004, as2.
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  2. #2
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    looks like a scope issue. What timeline are you trying to advance? If it is the main one you need to use _root.nextFrame(); Also where is this movieclip start? Is it within the France_draggable movieclip? And why are you calling nextFrame twice?
    while (2+2 == 4) {
    drink ("bourbon");
    }
    gotoAndStop("bed");

  3. #3
    Great, thanks. Figured it was scope, but none of the tutes was clear enough.

    Two questions:
    -Should france_draggable perhaps have been a button?
    - What else should I know about scope--other than _root?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ej0c View Post
    Great, thanks. Figured it was scope, but none of the tutes was clear enough.

    Two questions:
    -Should france_draggable perhaps have been a button?
    - What else should I know about scope--other than _root?
    If it's a button or a movieClip depends on what functionality do you want to implement.

    Every movieclip has it's own timeline. In AS2 the main timeline is the _root. You can access each timeline (movieclip) of nested movieclips with the dot syntax. For example if you have on the main timeline a MovieClip instance called "circle" and within it another movieclip called "square". To make square go to the secondframe you need to use _root.circle.square.gotoAndStop(2); Or if you are attaching the code to the circle movieclip then you can use square.gotoAndStop(2)
    Generally it's a good practise to have all your code on the first frame of main timeline.

    Here is a good article on scope:
    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/ar...ctices_04.html
    while (2+2 == 4) {
    drink ("bourbon");
    }
    gotoAndStop("bed");

  5. #5
    Thanks!! I read a bunch of "basic" tutorials that just glossed over that.
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