ActionScript 3.0 :: Can't Remove Leftover Children From Previous Frame

Nov 9, 2009

I have created a flash file to serve as an image gallery with several different chapters. Each individual chapter is represented by a different frame on the timeline. On each chapter/frame, there is a thumbnail gallery at the bottom of the screen. When you click on the thumbnail, I have loaders set up to load and display the full size image. Then I have a loaderX.addEventListener set up so that when you click on the loaded image, it disappears. The problem occurs when you leave a full-size picture open, and then you navigate to another frame. Then when you try and click on it, you can't remove it anymore.

Now, I can't remove the loader(s) when the next chapter button is clicked because unless the user has clicked on the thumbnail, the loader has not been added to the stage, so there won't be anything to remove. I tried adding the following 'if' statement into the function that navigates to the next frame,

'if(stage.NumChildren >0){stage.removeChildAt(0)}

but the problem with that is that then it just removes all the children and either doesn't advance to the next frame or is just removing all children on the next frame as well, so i end up with an empty stage.

I've been dealing with this problem for close to two weeks now, and I can't even find a bulky way around it, never mind finding a tight clean fix.

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