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    dragging a movie loaded with loadMovie

    I've got a button in my main timeline that loads a movie over the main one like a pop-up in html. What i'd like to do is to make it draggable, but i don't know how - or where i have to put the code (in the loaded movie or in the main movie but referring to the loaded movie) ...
    Could you help ?
    thank you :-))

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    Senior Member catbert303's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    Does the movie load into a level or a movie clip?

    If you use a movie clip to hold the loaded move probably the easiest thing to do is something like this (in the movie that does the loading),


    // define press and release event handlers for the movie clip myClip, which will contain the loaded movie
    myClip.onPress = function() {
    myClip.onRelease = function() {
    myClip.createEmptyMovieClip("holder", 1); // create an empty clip inside myClip to load the movie into (loading directly into myClip would delete the event handlers)
    myClip.holder.loadMovie("filename.swf"); // load the movie

    if you load into a level, maybe you could use similar code on the main timeline (of the movie that gets loaded) like this,


    _root.onMouseDown = function() {
    _root.startDrag(true); // drag the main timeline of the movie
    _root.onMouseUp = function() {

  3. #3

    that's excellent!

    I'm using levels so i'll go for the second option.
    thank you very much

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