ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Stage Elements From Within Nested MC?

Apr 3, 2011

After quite some time I finally decided to pick up Flash again, this time taking the OOP route. I'm a bit rusty though, so I'm stuck on something pretty basic.Here's my Layout of relevant objects and scripts:

Stage > gunAmmo (TextField)
Stage > player (MC) > pistol (MC)
........ > >

As you might've guessed, what I'm trying to do is set the gunAmmo.text property from within my pistol class. I've tried using MovieClip(root).gunAmmo, stage, etc., but neither seems to be working. I sort of get why, but I don't know what the correct syntax is. (And yes, the TF's instance name has been set correctly.

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