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    Say Hello to my little friend. pimpjacksmack's Avatar
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    Dynamic text in movie clip

    I have a dynamic text box inside a movie clip. Where do I need to call the variable to get it to load properly?

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    OOP is one letter from OOPS kortex's Avatar
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    depends how you do it.You can create the variable on the root level and refer to it as _root.varName

    and then set the text by:

    _root.movieClipName.textFieldName.text = _root.varName
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    If you are using Flash 6 or above, don't use a variable name, use an instance name.

    Name the textfield in the propieties panel and you can target it from anywhere in the script, no matter if is nested inside other MC, just be sure to get the path right (_root.parent_mc.textfield) when calling it.

    Hope this helps

    Last edited by FatCat; 02-28-2006 at 06:49 PM.
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