Im sorry to be a pain in the a** to this forum but it still doesnt work. Actually the thing u suggested was my orginal code. Now Im working on a simplefied child swf but my original child swf did have some variables and stuff so I did have to consider the hierarchy. For example I did have to use this statement to get a movie clip in my child movie to work:
“this._x = _root.contents.bottomPics.bottom._xmouse;”
where “contents” is the name of the empty movie (the target) clip in the main movie and the other names are movie clips within the child movie. That does work!
I did try again to write (in the child movie):
where “contents” again is the empty movie clip. Didnt change anything. Actually it is kind of funny because I could write (in the child movie):
and it would still do the same thing, even if I run the child movie alone (when running it standalone it does work)
This is my last posting on this issue since Im starting to become embarassed. If anyone have any suggestions, I would appriciate it. Maybe Im a hopeless case (hard to believe I will have a Master in Computer Science in a month, isnt it)