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    simple array will not hide MC's on stage

    I have three MC's on stage with instance name mc1, mc2, and mc3. Why would this not hide them:

    code:

    var members:Array = new Array("mc1", "mc2", "mc3");

    for (var i = 0; i<members.length; i++) {
    members[i].visible = false
    }




    I did a search online and someone had the problem. The person recommended for them to do the above and they said it worked. Although I don't know why mine won't.

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    Hi,

    Either of these will do what you require

    this[members[i]].visible = false;

    or

    root[members[i]].visible = false;

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    members is an array of strings - text. "mc1" is a string, not a movieclip. So you can't make a string invisible.

    fruitbeard is showing you how to use the string to reference a movieclip's name.

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    I did the above but did not work ... here is the error it gives:

    Scene 1, Layer 'Layer 2', Frame 1, Line 6 1084: Syntax error: expecting identifier before leftbracket.
    Scene 1, Layer 'Layer 2', Frame 1, Line 5 1084: Syntax error: expecting identifier before rightbracket.

    I tried it as

    this.(members[i]).visible = false;

    But this did not work either.

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    Hi,

    Perhaps you should attach your *.fla as it is probably coming from some other code!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitbeard View Post
    Hi,

    Perhaps you should attach your *.fla as it is probably coming from some other code!!!

    lmao. this
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    Try this, i don't know :P :

    PHP Code:
    var members:Array = new Array("mc1""mc2""mc3");



    for (var 
    0members.lengthi++) 
    {
     var 
    mc:MovieClip MovieClip(members[i]);
     
    mc.visible false

    Hi Object, Listen, i wish to return you something, but only if what you are saying is true, else, forget it, ROLL_OVER the floor, i will check for someone else at the stage, while eating a no.visible cookie.

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    I believe the poster got it sorted over at as.org, it was a case of human error.

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