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  1. #1
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    SWF loaded into container keyboard events not working

    I am loading game levels swf's into a container swf.

    The game level swf doesn't register the keyboard events. The EnterFrame and MouseEvents work with the preface "this.addEventListener(MouseEvnet.CLICK, doSomething)", but not the KeyBoard Events.


    Container code:
    PHP Code:
    var levelOneMC:MovieClip
    var myloader:Loader= new Loader();
    myloader.load(new URLRequest("levelOne.swf"));


    myloader.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.INITloadLevelOne);
    function 
    loadLevelOne(evt:Event){
        
    levelOneMC myloader.content as MovieClip;
        
    addChild(levelOneMC);

    levelOne code:
    PHP Code:
    //Works with just levelOne, doesn’t work in container
    //this.stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN,test);

    //Works with just levelOne, doesn’t work in container
    //stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN,test);

    //doesn’t work in either levelOne or in container
    //this.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN,test);



    function test(e:KeyboardEvent){
        
    trace("this is working");

    Can any one help?

  2. #2
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    Hi,

    Try
    PHP Code:
    var levelOneMC:MovieClip;
    var 
    myloader:Loader= new Loader();
    myloader.load(new URLRequest("levelOne.swf"));

    myloader.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.INITloadLevelOne);
    function 
    loadLevelOne(evt:Event)
    {
        
    levelOneMC myloader.content as MovieClip;
        
    addChild(levelOneMC);
        
    stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN,levelOneMC.test);


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    Ta DA! Works. I had moment of panic when it didn't work the first time, but it was the stage focus.

    I take it keyboard events will not work in a loaded SWF. Eh, whatever works.

    Thanks fruitbeard.

  4. #4
    . fruitbeard's Avatar
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    HI,

    You might be better doing it this way if you want it to initaiate either inside of the container or outside of container.
    Container code:
    PHP Code:
    var levelOneMC:MovieClip;
    var 
    myloader:Loader= new Loader();
    myloader.load(new URLRequest("levelOne.swf"));

    myloader.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.INITloadLevelOne);
    function 
    loadLevelOne(evt:Event)
    {
        
    levelOneMC myloader.content as MovieClip;
        
    addChild(levelOneMC);

    levelOne code:
    PHP Code:
    if (stage)
    {
        
    initiate();
    }
    else
    {
        
    addEventListener(Event.ADDED_TO_STAGEinitiate);
    }

    function 
    initiate(e:Event null):void
    {
        
    trace("Now loaded and ready for stage.");
        
    removeEventListener(Event.ADDED_TO_STAGE,initiate);
        
    stage.addEventListener(KeyboardEvent.KEY_DOWN,test);
    }

    function 
    test(e:KeyboardEvent):void
    {
        
    trace("this is working");


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    Thanks!

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