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Author: Michael Georges

Now, let's load some SWFs into our main movie and use Tell Target to affect MCs within the loaded SWF:

Affecting a MC within a loaded SWF:

  • Begin Tell Target ("_level#/MCINSTANCEName")

Affecting a MC within a MC within a loaded SWF:

  • Begin Tell Target ("_level#/MCINSTANCEName/MCINSTANCEName")

The thing that makes this work is targeting the loaded SWFs level # (You set a SWFs level on the Load Movie Dialog) The beautiful thing about this method is that it does not matter where you are giving this command from - you could have a button inside four movie clips inside two loaded SWFs and it would still work!

A couple of things to remember, you cannot target a scene, so if you have a button within a MC and you want to go to a different scene, the best thing to do is target the main timeline (_level0) and us a goto command to a labelled frame.

To see all this in action, check out the: THE AMAZING FLASHKIT TELL TARGET MACHINE!!

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