Forcing a Button Event

Basically I have a method set up that is assigned as the onRelease. Because of this it uses ‘this’ to refer to variables held in the button.

This all works fine when the user is using the button. However, at a later stage in the movie I want to be able to run the onRelease automatically. i.e. run what would have happened if the button was pressed when in reality the button has not been pressed. I could of course duplicate all the code written for the onRelease function in a seperate function that takes in a parameter such as the button instance name and then uses all the variables from that. But there must be a way to auto-trigger an event that hasn’t actually happened…

Is this possible??

Thanks in advance for any help ppl!