Array question

I have a question regarding Arrays.

if i create an Array of instance names how can i get a function to work on everything in the Array?


[AS]myArray = new Array(“name1”, “name2”, “name3”);
myArray.onRollOver = function() {

I have tried a loop to get it to work, but to no avail…

Any ideas?


1)You posted this in the wrong section, I am moving it to Flash Actionscript now.

2)What exactly are you trying to do with the instanced held in the array? Accroding to your script the array isn’t even referenced :wink:

sorry, bout that… :tb:

I am trying to find an easy way to code a series of buttons with frame animation for each of the states.

a button that triggers AnimIn (frame 1), AnimOut (frame 2) states of an instance name say… buttonAnim1…2…3…etc

make any sence?


Hmmm im confused :-\

yeah… mee too let me try again:

I have 60 or so buttons that i want all to use the function: this wont make much sence but…
[AS]manybuttons=new Array(“60 button names in here”)
function buttonRollover(x){
manybuttons.onRollover= function(){

at the end of the day all i really want to know is how do you get all of the contents of an array(being instance names of existing buttons) to do an onRollover or similar function.



Ok, well I whipped up a quick example of targeting buttons from instance names in arrays.

This is what I originally thought you were trying to do, but then claudio posted and you cleared things up a bit more, then I realized what I was working on what wrong, but I was too tired to start over so I just kept going with the example I was working on.

Attached is the fully commented .fla, let me know if it is of any use for you.


Yeah… that is what i was talking about.

I have just got into actionscript and have found this website the best of the lot…



I am glad I could help, if you need me to explain anything in my script I will, I added the comments to help guide you, but I didn’t want to clutter the file with explanations. If there is anything you don’t understand feel free to ask.

[size=1]just be warned, I am sick right now so my explanations might be kind of confusing and jumbled…lol[/size]

appreciated :wink: