Actionscript 3.0 :: Adding A MovieClip To An Instance?

Nov 23, 2009

I'm trying to place a MovieClip instance inside another instance on the stage, but flash keep shouting a good old error message at me, that being...

Code: Select all1061: Call to a possibly undefined method addChild through a reference with static type

Were as if I add it to the stage by itself, and not within another instance it works just fine? Here is my code...

Code: Select allpackage com.essenweb.projects
{
import com.essenweb.display.*;[code]...........

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Adding A New Instance Of A Movieclip?

Feb 3, 2010

I want to add a new instance of a MovieClip named chair_mc in my .as file but am not sure where to place it. I also want to bring in two other MovieClip symbols but am not sure where to place this. This is the code:
 
package
{
import flash.display.MovieClip;
import flash.events.MouseEvent;

[code].....

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I have created a movie clip on the stage and in symbol properties I have checked "Export for ActionScrip" the MC name is "slide" and the class is "slide" base class is flash.display.MovieClip.

When I test the movie I get this error.
TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.
at main_fla::MainTimeline/frame1()

Here is my code:
PHP Code:
var slide = getChildByName("slide"); //add instance from library?
function slideRollOver(event:MouseEvent):void {
// trace("OK");
} slide.addEventListener(MouseEvent.ROLL_OVER, slideRollOver);

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I have a library object (SomethingMC) which extends a custom class (Something). Something, in turn, extends MovieClip.If adding SomethingMC to the stage within Flash CS3 IDE, is it possible for it's super class (Something) to assign an instance name from a class constant (Something.THE_CONSTANT)?

package
{
import flash.display.MovieClip;[code].....

The above does not work. It throws Error #2078: The name property of a Timeline-placed object cannot be modified. if the instance is assigned a name in the IDE, and it just doesn't work if no name is assigned in the IDE.

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I don't understand how this will work then, since every time I add a clip by code it will have no instance name. The only alternative for me so far was keeping the clip on the stage the whole time, just out of bounds or invisible so I can still do stuff like _root.movieclip.movieclip.variable or _root.movieclip.movieclip.gotoAndStop(2).

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I`m having a silly problem with adding instance of an object to the stage two or more times. For example, this don`t work:

Code:
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this.addChild(temp0);

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Jan 11, 2010

My name is Bryan i am 17 years old and i'm from the Netherlands. As i am trying to become a web design and developer i decided flash was a MUST to know, so i started trying flash and messing about. Now i'm trying to get into Action script 3.0 deeper. Currently i am trying to fix an externaly (XML) loaded image gallery for my self, except i'm a little stuck right now.Up to now all my code has worked. I've got 3 UILoaders set up for 2 jobs: Loading thumbnails (2 of them) and the other is for loading a 'full' version. I got that working. Except if i get huge images like a wallpaper etc. it screws up the size, so i set scaleContent to true.

- Set all the images dynamicly, with that i mean it loops trough all the thumbnails and gets the first 2, it dumps them into the UILoader wich is already the part i am failing at XD

- Check for the width and the height of the image (wich i either will include in the XML document or can i use something like: XMLData.image[ *number here* ].img_thumb.width (as a example)?

- Check if these are less than the UILoader's size and if they are less dissable scale content, if they are more enable it

So as i said im already failing at trying to dump the images in the thumbnails.I've got the following setup:

Root document has a MC: mc_content.
Inside mc_content we have: loader_image (full size of the image loader)
loader_thumb1 and loader_thumb2.

So what i want:

- Load the XML (works)
- Set some limits using variables (works)
- Start a for loop (works)
- get the thumbnail for the current image number (wich is a variable set and maintained in the for loop) (works)
- load the image into the loader_thumb *insert current image number here* (fails)

here is my current XML function:

ActionScript Code:
// Function that is called upon loaded complete
function xmlLoaded(event:Event):void{
// get the XML Data from the file

[code]....

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addChild(myFireball);
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Is it possible to add a textField dynamically but have different instance name each time this is created? In other words if I have a button that whenever its click it will add a textField to the stage and assigns a new instance each time this is added.

Code:
button.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, addField);
var inputWidth = 200;
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btn_arrow_TL.onRelease = function()    {    gotoAndPlay("flyout_default");    }
  
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import net.slideshowpro.slideshowpro.*;
import flashx.textLayout.formats.BlockProgression;
stage.align = StageAlign.TOP_LEFT;

[Code]....

It all works fine.  However, I am trying to put in links on the stage outside of SSP (i.e., Home, Gallery, About, etc.) as shown in this example website [URL].  When I do, the stage is truncated and part of SSP is skewed off the page.
 
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For some reason, the same code works now, without any problem at all. I don't know what happened, or why, but I no longer have this problem Here's the original post: To put simply, I created a MovieClip, put it with addChild() to stage, and when I tried to call this piece of code:

[Code]...

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I am trying to make a reference to a movieclip instance that is in another movieclip.

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function fl_ClickToGoToAndPlayFromFrame_6(event:MouseEvent) :void
{[code].............

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I am trying to create an interactive graphic. Basically, it's three squares layered on top of each other, with a large square in back, a medium square centered in the middle of the large square, and a small square in front centered in the middle of the medium square.

When you roll over the medium square, say, it expands to almost the size of the large square and some text fades in, and the small square on top of it fades away. When you roll off of the medium square, it goes back to it's smaller size, and the small square fades back in.

Currently, I have the actionscript in the movieclip to make the medium square get larger and smaller (and the text fade in), but I need to somehow reference the instance of the small square movieclip to hide it when I roll over the medium movieclip.

My actionscript for the medium square activity, currently:

Code:
stop();
this.onEnterFrame = function(){
if(rewind == true){

[Code]....


how to have this rolling over action get rid of the small square and then bring it back on roll out.

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I have checked Export for ActionScript and Export in Frame 1.The code that adds it to the MovieClip is as follows:

public function addChip(chip:Number)
{
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In the output it says:

init y = -151 height is 0

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Is it possible to have more than one instance name on a movieclip?

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`package com
{
import flash.display.MovieClip;
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I am trying to get the instance name that i gave to a dynamically created movieclip the movieclip was created using var zebra_mc:Zebra = new Zebra(); //creating a new instance of the zebra class The movieclip was then added to the stage using a for loop, as it was contained in an array. Each time a movieclip is added to the stage it is then added to another array (existingObjects) I then need to iterate through this array and pull out each objects names. I have tried using existingObjects[i].name, which returns "instance140" and existingObjects[i].toString, which returns functionFunction(){}, very useful. and existingObjects[i] which just returns the object.

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I have problem. I work in Actionscript 3.0. I have add Movie Clip to stage by this code:

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this.addChild(mcPipeShell);
}

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Code:
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package {
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