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Old 05-15-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default SWF built in AS2 loaded into SWF built in AS3

Noob question: I have a SWF that is built using AS2 that is loaded into a SWF built in AS3. I just need to pass a variable from the AS2 SWF to the main timeline of the AS3 SWF. If BOTH were built in AS3, my path would be this:

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MovieClip(parent.parent.parent.parent).whatworkimage = "tm_larrydaisy_large.jpg";

But tracing this path from the AS2 SWF gives me an undefined. I tried changing the "parent" references to "_parent" and removing the "MovieClip" reference but to no avail.

What would be the equivalent path from the AS2 SWF to talk to the AS3 SWF?


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Old 05-15-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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Nevermind. Just found an Adobe report that says you can load AS2 SWFs into AS3 SWFs, but you can't talk back and forth. It must be migrated to an AS3 doc to be able to communicate.
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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You can still get AS3 and AS2 movies to communicate using LocalConnection...it allows you to call functions in AS2 movies from AS3...
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