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Author:  Martin [ Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:25 am ]
Post subject:  _root

Can someone explain what _root points to, and why I'd use it?

Author:  zylum [ Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:29 pm ]
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_root refers to the main movie. the main movie in essence is a movie clip and its instance name is '_root'. you could treat _root as you would any other movie clip such as its position (_x,_y), whether it's visible or not, its width and height... a usefull application would be if you wanted to make your whole movie fade in you would do something like this:


_root._alpha = 0
_root.onEnterFrame = function() {
        this._alpha += 1

this would be alot easier than doing the same thing to all your movieclips in your movie...