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Loaded SWF accesing a method in the Main Document Class

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I have an SWF with timeline animation loaded via Loadermax and I'm trying to access a method inside my Main Document Class from the 50th frame in my loaded SWF but no luck so far.

 

I tried putting MovieClip(parent.parent) in the 50th frame

 

and

 

if (parent is MovieClip) {

 

// downcast parent to MovieClip assinging

// it to a new variable

var par:MovieClip = MovieClip(parent); // or: parent as MovieClip;

par.funcText();

}

 

and no luck so far.

 

Anybody know a way to do this. TIA

 

Gerry

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Keep in mind that SWFLoader will load your swf into a ContentDisplay object - THAT'S the object that gets added to your parent swf's stage (or wherever you decide to put it). So the hierarchy is like:

 

main swf > SWFLoader's ContentDisplay Sprite > subloaded swf

 

(assuming you put it on the root level of the stage)

 

And ContentDisplay is a Sprite, not a MovieClip.

 

Does that clear things up for you? If you're still having trouble, feel free to post a sample set of FLA files (doesn't have to be your production files).

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Thanks Jack for the quick response!

 

Based in ur hierarchy, parent.parent should work, but still no luck.

 

Here's what I have:

 

Main.as

 

package

{

public class Main extends MovieClip{

 

public var device:Sprite = new Sprite ;

 

public function Main():void{

init();

addChild(device);

}

 

public function init():void{

subUI = new SWFLoader("External.swf",{name:section,

container:device,

centerRegistration:true,

x: X,

y: Y,

//estimatedBytes:10300,

autoPlay:false,

onProgress: subUIProgress,

onComplete: subUIComplete});

subUI.load();

 

Loaded = true;

isOn = true;

}

 

public function FunctionTest():void{

trace("Function Test");

}

 

}

}

 

 

External.swf

on 50th frame from the action panel, I wrote:

 

if (parent.parent is MovieClip) {

var par:MovieClip = MovieClip(parent.parent);

par.FunctionTest();

}

stop();

 

There's really no actionscript in the loaded SWF except for the last frame which I wrote above.

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Worked like a charm for me (see attached).

 

There must be something else funky in your file/code - looks like you're putting it in a container named "device", so you'd need to go one more level up, like parent.parent.parent. You might want to look into using a static function so that you could simply do Main.FunctionTest();

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Thanks I just got it too and about to post it here ! parent.parent.parent did it. Ur right, it is device's child.

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