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Old 08-28-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default ComboBox hell

I created a new AS3 document in Flash CS3.

I opened the "Component" window and dragged a ComboBox onto the stage.

I entered selected the ComboBox and went to the Parameters tab.

Under "dataProvider", I entered 2 separate values, assigned a "label" and a "data" for each value.

So I have now a ComboBox on my stage that has the following two attributes:

label: "Team 1" data: 23
label: "Team 2" data: 24

When I initially dragged the ComboBox onto the stage, it was classified as a MovieClip. Fine, so I gave it the instance name of "teamList_mc"

What I want to do now, is trace out the value of the selected ComboBox option when the user presses a submit button. For example; a user would choose from the ComboBox drop down menu "Team 2", then press submit. Upon pressing submit, it would trace out and display: 24
(note: I also have a MovieClip submit button that you'll notice in the below code)

Here is where I'm having issues.
ActionScript Code:
// How do I get "teamList_mc" to be seen as a ComboBox? function clickedSubmitScore(event:MouseEvent):void {     var i:Number = teamList_mc;  // of course, this does not work     trace(i); } submitScore_mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, clickedSubmitScore);

Or how about:
ActionScript Code:
function clickedSubmitScore(event:MouseEvent):void {     var myComboBox:ComboBox = new ComboBox();     teamList_mc = myComboBox.value// <-- this is crap, doesn't work     var i:Number = teamList_mc;  // <-- this is crap, doesn't work     trace(i); } submitScore_mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, clickedSubmitScore);

All my above coding attempts to pull data value from teamList_mc is a joke. I know I'm just blind as to what the answer is. Are there any sight healers out there? :P
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