[TxMt] AS2- How do I target my root MC when using MTASC?

Alistair Colling alistair.colling at fpp.net
Wed May 28 14:54:53 UTC 2008

Thanks for your reply Ale, I've got this working by placing this code  
in my fla then publishing the swf:

import Foo;
var myF = new Foo(this);

I now can publish from Textmate, debug in XTrace and add graphic  
elements to my FLA, its great ! :)

On 23 May 2008, at 22:46, Ale Muñoz wrote:

> If you are using the -main flag in MTASC (if you are using the AS2
> bundle it's on by default) your main() method will be called with a
> parameter, like this:
> class YourApp {
>   static function main(mc:MovieClip){
>     // mc is the Stage, equivalent to _root most of the time.
>   }
> }
> Thus, you can target _root by setting a variable in your class when it
> is initialized.
> Here's the skeleton for 99% of my AS2 projects:
> class Foo {
>   var _timeline:MovieClip;
>   function Foo(timeline){
>     _timeline = timeline;
>   }
>   static function main(tl:MovieClip){
>     var app:Foo = new Foo(tl);
>   }
> }
> For more info, I'd suggest checking the MTASC list:
> http://lists.motion-twin.com/mailman/listinfo/mtasc
> About MTASC not being developed anymore... the project is alive, and
> the maintainer is rather active on the mailing list. The thing is
> MTASC is pretty much finished (it's solid as a rock, fast, and no
> known bugs exist on the code) and AS2 is not going to change, so
> there's no reason for development to "happen" : )
> If you already know AS2 or need to mantain "old" code, there is no
> reason not to use MTASC.
> --
> Ale Muñoz
> http://sofanaranja.com
> http://bomberstudios.com<ATT00001>

Alistair Colling
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