I think you still didn’t understand what I was trying to say…
I NEED that _parent, because it’s some instance targeting sh*t.
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[actiondoer] [thebox] [circle]
[actiondoer], [thebox] and [circle] are all movie clips inside another movieclip named [boombang] which is on the main stage. Both [insider] movie clips are either inside [thebox] or [circle]. Sorry that you can’t see it here, looks like IE doesn’t support tab spaces. Try quoting my post.
[actiondoer] is where the script is, and I need to tell [insider] to gotoAndPlay somewhere. I’m doing something like this if I know that the target is thebox:
But if the instance name is inside a root variable named _root.milk?
If I did something like this:
_root.milk = thebox;
Then this will work:
But if I execute this script from inside [insider]:
_root.milk = _parent._name
Then this won’t work because _root.milk is a string like “thebox”: